"all along" meaning in English

Adverb

Audio: en-au-all along.ogg [Australia]
  1. For the entire time; always. Tags: idiomatic
    Topics: duration, time Translations (duration): 始終 [Mandarin] (Chinese), 始终 (shǐzhōng) [Mandarin] (Chinese), 一直 (yīzhí) [Mandarin] (Chinese), allang (Dutch), ekde la komenco (Esperanto), koko ajan (Finnish), kaiken aikaa (Finnish), dès le départ (French), depuis le début (French), თავიდანვე (tavidanve) (Georgian), die ganze Zeit (German), schon immer (German), von Anfang an (German), ανέκαθεν (anékathen) (Greek), εξ αρχής (ex archís) (Greek), πάντα (pánta) (Greek), selama ini (Indonesian), fin dall'inizio (Italian), da sempre (Italian), ずっと (zutto) (Japanese), od samego początku (Polish), przez cały czas (Polish), desde o começo (Portuguese), o tempo todo (Portuguese), всё вре́мя (vsjó vrémja) (Russian), с са́мого нача́ла (s sámovo načála) (Russian), vždy (Slovak), odvždy (Slovak), odjakživa (Slovak), od začiatku (Slovak), po celý čas (Slovak), todo el tiempo (Spanish), desde el inicio (Spanish), hela tiden (Swedish), увесь цей час (uvesʹ cej čas) (Ukrainian), весь час (vesʹ čas) (Ukrainian)

Preposition

Audio: en-au-all along.ogg [Australia]
  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see all,‎ along.
    Categories (kind): English prepositions

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