Origin of always
Examples from the Web for always
He identifies as transgender on Scruff but not always on Grindr.
They are always suspended over a precipice, dangling by a slender thread that shows every sign of snapping.
The motives were most always harmless, and only sometimes ethically questionable.
A guard is manning the door, which is always kept ajar so she can be monitored.
I always wanted my life to be that way, and it became that way.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It is always of a deep colour, and is doubtless introduced in the state of cercaria, when the animal is drinking.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
They're always telling me the world is changed, and I begin to see it now.'Lord Kilgobbin|Charles Lever
The stillness of the wood quieted him finally, as it had always done, and he remembered his old friends the Greelys.The Boy from Hollow Hut|Isla May Mullins
"Yes, always that," retorted the boy, and Piers Minor burst into a laugh.The Doomsman|Van Tassel Sutphen
He had supposed that a rich man's son, because he was a rich man's son, always had all the money he wanted.'As Gold in the Furnace'|John E. Copus
British Dictionary definitions for always
Word Origin for always
Word Origin and History for always
mid-14c., compound of Old English phrase ealne weg "always, quite, perpetually," literally "all the way," with accusative of space or distance, though the oldest recorded usages refer to time. The adverbial genitive -s appeared early 13c. and is now the standard, though the variant alway survived into 1800s. OED speculates allway was originally of space or distance, "but already in the oldest Eng. transferred to an extent of time."