constantly

adverb
con·​stant·​ly | \ ˈkän(t)-stənt-lē How to pronounce constantly (audio) \

Definition of constantly

1 : without variation, deviation, or change : always constantly on the alert constantly improving a temperature that's constantly maintained … the fear of the sea was constantly in my mind, battling with the fear of my companions.— Robert Louis Stevenson
2 : with regular occurrence : incessantly constantly complaining After all, Val doesn't let him get a lick of rest and is constantly bugging him to play with her.— Ryan D. Wilson All my traveling life, 40 years of peregrinating Africa, Asia, South America and Oceania, I have thought constantly of home—and especially of the America I had never seen.— Paul Theroux

First Known Use of constantly

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Constantly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/constantly. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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