always

adverb al·ways \ ˈȯl-wēz , -wəz , -(ˌ)wāz also ˈȯ- \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of always

1 : at all times : invariably
  • always smiling
2 : forever
  • will love you always
3 : at any rate : in any event
  • You can always try again if it doesn't work this time.

Examples of always in a Sentence

  1. He always tries, but he doesn't always succeed.

  2. It's always a pleasure to see you.

  3. I can always tell when he's upset.

  4. This area is always filled with tourists.

  5. Things won't always go as planned.

  6. You're always welcome to stay with us.

  7. He has always been a good friend to me.

  8. Life won't always be this easy.

  9. I always thought they'd get married some day, but they never did.

  10. Isn't that what you've always wanted?

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Origin and Etymology of always

Middle English alwayes, from alwey



ALWAYS Defined for Kids

always

adverb al·ways \ ˈȯl-wēz , -wəz , -wāz \

Definition of always for Students

1 : at all times
  • My dad always knows the answer.
2 : throughout all time : forever
  • I'll remember it always.
3 : often, frequently, or repeatedly
  • People always forget my name.


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