EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALONG
Tell Aunt Cornelia, please, that I shall be along in just a moment.
I can get along for a few hours, and then I'll have a doctor look at it.
Along the edge of the green pines and spruce were lavender asters.
One of our horses is very lame, and we have a little trouble in getting him along.
Got on the track just before dark and followed it along a few miles.
I had hard work to get them along, and at last they would not walk.
We have known and boasted all along that they were the principles of a liberated mankind.
Along the route as, well as at the station, the party was cheered by a large crowd.
I'll send young Rapson, the architect, along to make a design.
They'll take the telephone and rouse the towns all along the mountains.
Old English andlang "entire, continuous; extended; all day long; alongside of," from and- "opposite, against" (from Proto-Germanic *andi-, *anda-, from PIE *anti "against," locative singular of *ant- "front, forehead;" see ante) + lang "long" (see long (adj.)). Sense extended to "through the whole length of."