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alway

[awl-wey] /ˈɔl weɪ/
adverb, Archaic.
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Origin of alway
900
before 900; Middle English allwaye, alle wey; Old English ealneweg, equivalent to ealne (accusative singular masculine of eal all) + weg way1; the accusative denoted duration
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  • Mistress Tremayne, account you it alway sinful to harbour discontent?

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • “I have been alway bred up in the Court,” Gertrude went on, removing her hood.

    Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt
  • There are alway piratts in dese seas, and always will be, as long as Grecs are Grecs!

    Picked up at Sea J.C. Hutcheson
  • Her daughter was scarce anything to her; it was alway the lad, the lad!

    The White Lady of Hazelwood Emily Sarah Holt
  • In this respect he is never absent—“Lo, I am with you alway.”

    The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
  • Tis not alway when we think Israel at the lowest that Othniel is raised up to judge us.

    Robin Tremayne Emily Sarah Holt
  • But,” said I, “speak they alway the most truth in the Court?

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • “But they were not retained,” breaks in Hal, that will alway be first to speak of aught.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • He counts her loving, if you will; but alway foolish, frothy, witless.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt
  • Come Dr Bell this morrow to let us blood, as is alway done of the spring-time.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest Emily Sarah Holt

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