1 adv If you always do something, you do it whenever a particular situation occurs. If you always did something, you did it whenever a particular situation occurred.
ADV before v (Antonym: never)
Whenever I get into a relationship, I always fall madly in love..., She's always late for everything..., We've always done it this way..., Always lock your garage.
2 adv If something is always the case, was always the case, or will always be the case, it is, was, or will be the case all the time, continuously.
ADV before v, ADV group (Antonym: never)
We will always remember his generous hospitality..., He was always cheerful.
3 adv If you say that something is always happening, especially something which annoys you, you mean that it happens repeatedly.
ADV before v-cont
She was always moving things around.
4 adv You use always in expressions such as can always or could always when you are making suggestions or suggesting an alternative approach or method.
can/could ADV inf
If you can't find any decent apples, you can always try growing them yourself...
5 adv You can say that someone always was, for example, awkward or lucky to indicate that you are not surprised about what they are doing or have just done.
ADV before v
She's going to be fine. She always was pretty strong...
Traducción diccionario Collins Ingles - Cobuild
aye (Scot.) consistently, constantly, continually, eternally, ever, everlastingly, evermore, every time, forever, in perpetuum, invariably, perpetually, repeatedly, unceasingly, without exception
hardly, hardly ever, infrequently, once in a blue moon, once in a while, only now and then, on rare occasions, rarely, scarcely ever, seldom
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