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always

adverb
 
 
/ˈɔːlweɪz/
EVERY TIME A1 every time, or at all times: Diane is always so cheerful. I always walk to work.Always and never
UNTIL NOW A2 at all times in the past: We've always lived here.Always and never
FOREVER A2 forever: I will always remember you.Always and never
MANY TIMES B2 again and again, usually in an annoying way: [+ doing sth] He's always losing his keys.Continually and repeatedly
can/could always do sth B1 used to suggest something: You can always stay with us if you miss your train.Possible and probable
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