all along


Definition of all along

: all the time knew the truth all along

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Like Vine before it, another irreplaceable cornerstone of our online world that should have been better-appreciated all along, Tumblr might be fated to be loved best only after it’s gone. Aja Romano, Vox, "Tumblr’s adult content ban is already harming the site’s vibrant community.," 5 Dec. 2018 Finally, the blame belongs exactly where is has all along, on your abusers. Carolyn Hax, Detroit Free Press, "Diagnosed with PTSD after years of childhood abuse," 18 June 2018 The plan all along, though, had been to move away from politics. NBC News, "Inside the final days of Cambridge Analytica: failed rebrands, fleeing clients and Nerf basketball," 18 May 2018 Veach could not have been clearer that this was the plan all along, implemented to address a primary weakness of a team that lost six of seven in midseason and cratered an 18-point lead at home in the playoffs. Sam Mellinger, kansascity, "Decoding the overhauled Chiefs, and Brett Veach's first offseason | The Kansas City Star," 5 May 2018 The very first place Trump headed after being sworn in — his true destination all along, in a sense — was the Old Post Office and Clock Tower, which only 12 days before the election had been repurposed as the Trump International Hotel Washington. Nick Tabor, Daily Intelligencer, "501 Days in Swampland," 1 Apr. 2018 From that moment on, a decent chunk of the audience has been convinced (along with Kevin) that Miguel was pining for Rebecca all along, and seized his chance to swoop in when Jack died. Emma Dibdin, Cosmopolitan, "Miguel on This Is Us Is A Sweetheart and I Will Fight Anyone Who Says Otherwise," 17 Jan. 2018 The real-life fatigue seeps into the on-screen sequences, and that was perhaps the point all along. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Cast Had a "Really Miserable" Time Filming the Season 8 Battle Scene," 4 Mar. 2019 Serena has been driven all along by her desire to have a baby of her own. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "How 'Handmaid's Tale' Just Set the Stage for "Powerful" Season 2 Finale," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of all along

1619, in the meaning defined above

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