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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALWAYS

Soon as I looked at her it seemed to me I'd known her always.

If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.

When he did go it was always understood to be positively for not more than two weeks.

I've always been taken with the chap; and I'm very glad you read him correctly.

I am more grateful to you than words can utter—and I will always be glad to do anything for you.

Robert was right in calling him a miser, but he had not always deserved the name.

But then, I always was a terrible poor judge of human nature.

As for him—well caviare, I'm afraid, will always be caviare to Jimmy Nesbit.

We always think the sun drops down away from us, but it stays still.

It always feels like you—like your arms, Mtterchen—and I am tired.

WORD ORIGIN

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."

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