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English definition of “always”

always

adverb [not gradable]  /ˈɔl·weɪz, -wiz/ us  
every time, all the time, or forever: He always enjoyed having dinner with friends. You always try to do your best. I’ll always remember her. She’s always (= very often) late. Always is sometimes used after can or could to suggest another possibility: If you don’t like what’s on TV, you can always change the channel.
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