always

[[t]ɔ͟ːlweɪz[/t]]
1) ADV: ADV before v If you always do something, you do it whenever a particular situation occurs. If you always did something, you did it whenever a particular situation occurred.

Whenever I get into a relationship, I always fall madly in love...

She's always late for everything...

We've always done it this way. In fact, we've never done it any other way...

Always lock your garage.

Ant:
2) ADV: ADV before v, ADV group If something is always the case, was always the case, or will always be the case, it is, was, or will be the case all the time, continuously.

We will always remember his generous hospitality...

He has always been the family solicitor...

He was always cheerful.

Ant:
3) ADV: ADV before v-cont If you say that something is always happening, especially something which annoys you, you mean that it happens repeatedly.

She was always moving things around.

Syn:
4) ADV: can/could ADV inf You use always in expressions such as can always or could always when you are making suggestions or suggesting an alternative approach or method.

If you can't find any decent apples, you can always try growing them yourself...

`What are you going to do?' - `I don't know. I could always go back in the Navy or something.'

5) ADV: ADV before v You can say that someone always was, for example, awkward or lucky to indicate that you are not surprised about what they are doing or have just done.

She's going to be fine. She always was pretty strong...

You always were a good friend.


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