Definition of always
- always smiling
- will love you always
- You can always try again if it doesn't work this time.
He always tries, but he doesn't always succeed.
It's always a pleasure to see you.
I can always tell when he's upset.
This area is always filled with tourists.
Things won't always go as planned.
You're always welcome to stay with us.
He has always been a good friend to me.
Life won't always be this easy.
I always thought they'd get married some day, but they never did.
Isn't that what you've always wanted?
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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