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Always appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me.
    My mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
    Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me?
    Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?
    (from a song by Carbon Leaf)
  • Out in the pasture the nature watcher watches the catcher. While the catcher watches the pitcher who pitches the balls. Whether the temperature's up or whether the temperature's down, the nature watcher, the catcher and the pitcher are always around. The pitcher pitches, the catcher catches and the watcher watches. So whether the temperature's rises or whether the temperature falls the nature watcher just watches the catcher who's watching the pitcher who's watching the balls.
    (by Sharon Johnson)

The word always is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adverb always

What does always mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. at all times; all the time and on every occasion
    • examples: I will always be there to help you | always arrives on time | there is always some pollution in the air
    • synonyms of always: e'er / ever
  2. without variation or change, in every case
  3. without interruption
  4. at any time or in any event
    • examples: you can always resign if you don't like it | you could always take a day off
  5. forever; throughout all time
    • examples: we will always be friends | I shall treasure it always | I will always love you

Alternative definition of the adverb always


  1. At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time; continually
  2. Constantly during a certain period, or regularly at stated intervals; invariably; uniformly;—opposed to sometimes or occasionally.
  3. [informal] In any event


  1. "Always" is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her final film appearance. The film was distributed by Universal Studios and United Artists.
  2. "Always" is a South Korean film directed by Song Il-gon. Starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo in the lead roles, it is about a romance between an ex-boxer who has closed his heart to the world and a telemarketer who remains spirited despite slowly going blind.
  3. "Always" is a 1985 romance film written and directed by Henry Jaglom.
  4. "Always" a.k.a. "Time to Spare" is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Job Gosschalk.

Phrases with Always

  1. Always-on
  2. You Can't Always Get What You Want
  3. A Bad Workman Always Blames His Tools
  4. The Grass Is Always Greener on the Other Side

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Always

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Google previewDictionary of London 1897-1898 (nineteenth Years) (1897)

by Charles Dickens

Open always. Camden-rd ...... 7, 11 || 8, 8 Peckham".....

Google previewThe British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences (1809)

by William Nicholson

The one next the root was always found the heaviest, stiffest, ...

Google previewA dictionary in Hindee and English (1846)

compiled from approved authorities by Joseph T. Thompson

Always, continually, eternally, ever, constant, invariable ...

Google previewAcomplete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Meaning; , to which is Prefixed a Prosodial Grammar. The 2. Ed. Corr. and Enlarged (1789)

Ee always è ; as, blċed, f'ċel, fiċet, &c.; except been, founded bin. Ei always ẻ ; as, feign, hềir, &c.; except height and fleight, founded hite and flite, gh filent. Ew ủ; lewd, stew'd, &c. Always ủ, except fhew'd and shewn, pronounced fhồd and fhồn ...

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Quotes about Always

Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man. (Goethe)
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Scrabble value of A1L1W4A1Y4S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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