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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.
Is he always this silly?
There's always a pen in my handbag.
I've always liked Sarah.
Has your grandmother always lived with you?
I will always think of you when I hear this song.
There will always be a demand for English teachers.
He's always forgetting my name.
People from work were always ringing her up at home.
As always, her father was there to meet her.
You could always phone him yourself.
This was always going to be a difficult match to win.
There's always Sue if Jane isn't available.
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American English version of definition of always
a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job
a small round hat worn by Jewish men
an expandable stick which you attach to a mobile phone or camera to help you take a selfie …
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Definition of always from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.