all along


Definition of all along 

: all the time knew the truth all along

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With the back door of the truck left open, packages spilled out all along Bellevue Way as the suspect drove west toward Seattle, said Bellevue Police Department spokesman Officer Seth Tyler. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "Man steals FedEx truck in Bellevue, leads police on high-speed chase to Seattle," 6 July 2018 The second the coaster takes off, however, Jack-Jack promptly escapes Auntie Edna using his powers, and his family chases him all along the ride, trying to catch the unpredictable infant. Mary Sollosi,, "Disneyland unveils new land Pixar Pier and the superpowered Incredicoaster," 25 June 2018 Two bench spots will be occupied by the backup catcher, who at this point appears to be Juan Centeno, and the backup infielder, who all along has been Jurickson Profar. Jeff Wilson, star-telegram, "Rangers roster decisions down to a numbers game. Here's how they might play out | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018 The main question all along was: Is there a shape and a starting point such that the point moves arbitrarily far from the shape? Kevin Hartnett, Scientific American, "The Hidden Depth in Math’s Simple Puzzles," 17 Jan. 2018 Brooks said that all along, discussions were informal. Les Bowen,, "Did Eagles let plan for White House visit drift along, onto the rocks?," 6 June 2018 The world is finally catching on to what the skeptics in Turkey were saying all along., "Bloomberg," 18 May 2018 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

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1619, in the meaning defined above

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to clear from alleged fault or guilt

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