- al|ways [ `ɔl,weız ] adverb ***1. ) on every occasion:I always get the eight o'clock bus.My mother and I do not always agree.Starting a new job is always a bit of a shock.2. ) all the time:Is he always this silly?There's always a pen in my purse.3. ) for all time in the past:I've always liked Sarah.Has your grandmother always lived with you?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. ) used for saying that something happens often, especially when this annoys you:He's always forgetting my name.People from work were always calling her up at home.as alwaysas on every other occasion:As always, her father was there to meet her.I/you/they etc. could always SPOKENused for making a suggestion:You could always iron the shirt yourself.it/this was always going to be...used for saying that something has been true from the very start:This was always going to be a difficult game to win.there's alwaysused for making a suggestion:There's always Sue if Jane isn't available.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.