Etymology
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always (adv.)

mid-14c., contraction of Old English phrase ealne weg "all the time; quite, perpetually," literally "all the way," with accusative of space or distance, though the oldest recorded usages refer to time; see all + way (n.). The adverbial genitive -s appeared early 13c., was rare before c. 1400, but is now standard, though the variant alway survived into 1800s. Meaning "every time" is from early 13c.

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Definitions of always

always (adv.)
at all times; all the time and on every occasion;
there is always some pollution in the air
always arrives on time
I will always be there to help you
Synonyms: ever / e'er
always (adv.)
without variation or change, in every case;
he always arrives on time
Synonyms: constantly / invariably
always (adv.)
without interruption;
Synonyms: constantly / forever / perpetually / incessantly
always (adv.)
at any time or in any event;
you can always resign if you don't like it
you could always take a day off
always (adv.)
forever; throughout all time;
we will always be friends
I shall treasure it always
I will always love you
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