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adverb always pronunciation in British English /ˈɔːlweɪz/
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  1. 1
    on every occasion
    I always get the eight o’clock train.
    My mother and I do not always agree.
    Starting a new job is always a bit of a shock.
  2. 2
    all the time
    Is he always this silly?
    There’s always a pen in my handbag.
  3. 3
    for all time in the past
    I’ve always liked Sarah.
    Has your grandmother always lived with you?
    1. a.
      for all time in the future
      I will always think of you when I hear this song.
      There will always be a demand for English teachers.
  4. 4
    used for saying that something happens often, especially when this annoys you
    He’s always forgetting my name.
    People from work were always ringing her up at home.



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