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always

[ awl-weyz, -weez ]
/ ˈɔl weɪz, -wiz /
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adverb

every time; on every occasion; without exception: He always works on Saturday.
all the time; continuously; uninterruptedly: There is always some pollution in the air.
forever: Will you always love me?
in any event; at any time; if necessary: She can always move back with her parents.

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Origin of always

First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English alwayes, alleweyes, alles weis, alteration of alle wey alway

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2, 3. Both always and ever refer to uniform or perpetual continuance. Always often expresses or implies repetition as producing the uniformity or continuance: The sun always rises in the east. Ever implies an unchanging sameness throughout: Natural law is ever to be reckoned with.

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British Dictionary definitions for always

always
/ (ˈɔːlweɪz, -wɪz) /

adverb

without exception; on every occasion; every timehe always arrives on time
continually; repeatedly
in any caseyou could always take a day off work
informal for ever; without endour marriage is for always
Also (archaic): alway

Word Origin for always

C13 alles weiss, from Old English ealne weg, literally: all the way; see all, way
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