all along


Definition of all along

: all the time knew the truth all along

Examples of all along in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Frontline workers in many fields, from health care to food processing, have been in the office all along, and should never be erased from the picture. Brian Stelter, CNN, 2 June 2021 Everyone now knows Peter Parker has been Spider-Man all along. Chris Smith, BGR, 2 June 2021 In the end, despite utilizing the same features, the video parts turned out vastly different—which was the hope all along. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Mare said goodbye to her short-term fling Richard (Guy Pearce), who really was just a nice guy all along. Washington Post, 31 May 2021 Unless, or course, these two opposing forces can come together again to face the future that has probably been inevitable all along, no matter how many times Reddington has told Liz not to touch the hot stove. Jodi Walker,, 29 May 2021 Likewise, people who have been skeptical of masks and vaccines all along will probably continue to be. Erin Corbett,, 17 May 2021 What if the flawed heroes were really the villains all along? New York Times, 13 May 2021 The reproofs came from all along the political spectrum, Republicans and Democrats alike. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 24 May 2021

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First Known Use of all along

1619, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of all along was in 1619

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11 Jun 2021

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“All along.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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