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adverb al·ways \ˈȯl-wēz, -wəz, -(ˌ)wāz also ˈȯ-\

Definition of always

  1. 1 :  at all times :  invariably always smiling

  2. 2 :  forever will love you always

  3. 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?

Origin and Etymology of always

Middle English alwayes, from alwey


First Known Use: before 12th century



ALWAYS Defined for Kids

always

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adverb al·ways \ˈȯl-wēz, -wəz, -wāz\

Definition of always for Students

  1. 1 :  at all times My dad always knows the answer.

  2. 2 :  throughout all time :  forever I'll remember it always.

  3. 3 :  often, frequently, or repeatedly People always forget my name.



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