all along


Definition of all along 

: all the time knew the truth all along

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Yeah, basically no one, which means this rekindling was in the cards all along., "Did Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Just Make It Instagram Official...Again?," 24 June 2018 After two intravaginal ultrasounds (and a negative pregnancy test) it was determined that, LOL, my IUD was actually where it was supposed to be all along. Minda Honey, Longreads, "The Power in Knowing: Black Women, HIV, and the Realities of Safe Sex," 19 June 2018 But this has been Donald Jr.'s defense all along: that since no Clinton dirt ever materialized in that conference room, his efforts to collude proved unfruitful, and there can be nothing untoward about his conduct. Jay Willis, GQ, "Donald Trump Jr.’s Explanations for the Trump Tower Russia Meeting Don't Add Up," 16 May 2018 To the cream stone and brick buildings with terracotta roof tiles, and the wildflower la ginestra bursting in yellow all along the curvy roadsides. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Guided bike trip through hills of Tuscany offers unforgettable vistas and lessons," 10 July 2018 Entering his fourth year with the program, Harbaugh's interesting and often odd public handling of his roster brought out another tactic that's been there all along. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football roster challenge interesting motivator by Harbaugh," 13 June 2018 But the initial cash payment was Iran's money all along., "Fact-checking President Trump's reasons for leaving the Iran nuclear deal," 9 May 2018 Still, production is work that Welch has been doing all along throughout her five studio albums. Meagan Fredette,, "Florence Welch Joins The Fight Against Gender Inequality," 5 May 2018 And as a crusader of the body positivity movement, that's been Graham's mission all along. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ashley Graham Shows Off Her Beach Body in Unretouched Swimsuit Campaign," 3 May 2018

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First Known Use of all along

1619, in the meaning defined above

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9 Sep 2018

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The first known use of all along was in 1619

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