all along

adverb

Definition of all along

: all the time knew the truth all along

Examples of all along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Seeing the girlbosses of yore knocked off their pale dogwood pedestals this June has underlined just how shaky their claims to power and influence were all along. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Leigh Stein's Self Care and the Death of the Girlboss," 1 July 2020 Colin Woodard, a journalist with the Portland Press Herald, believes that the whole idea of national unity has been a kind of mirage all along. Allen C. Guelzo, WSJ, "‘Union’ Review: Pluribus, Yes. Unum, No.," 26 June 2020 The Giants didn’t want to return to Arizona to resume team workouts, not with the recent coronavirus spikes in the desert, and all along anticipated holding Spring Training 2.0 at Oracle Park. John Shea, SFChronicle.com, "How the Giants are restructuring Oracle Park for Spring Training 2.0," 24 June 2020 Home Depot has been following local and nationwide mandates all along, but a spokeswoman said the company can’t be the enforcer other than for its own employees. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Masks are back in Dallas County — and retailers lobbied for it," 20 June 2020 Within the past week or so, voices within the NFL community in support of Kaepernick getting an opportunity – including some that have expressed as much all along – have gotten louder. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Why now? Roger Goodell's support for Colin Kaepernick is a trendy matter of convenience," 17 June 2020 Our intention all along was to somehow repurpose it into a liquor cabinet. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Gutted bathrooms, gorgeous gardens: See the DIY projects Clevelanders accomplished during coronavirus shutdown," 17 June 2020 The organization’s leadership has acknowledged all along that the situation was fluid and that everything was on the table. Dallas News, "2021 Oscars postponed 2 months due to pandemic’s effects on Hollywood," 15 June 2020 And now anyone who’s been worried all along about the virus and just wants to know can get the test, Box said. Shari Rudavsky, The Indianapolis Star, "Want a coronavirus test? Anyone can get one now, state says. Here's how.," 12 June 2020

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First Known Use of all along

1619, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“All along.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all%20along. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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