"all along" meaning in English

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Adverb

Audio: en-au-all along.ogg [Australia]
Head templates: {{head|en|adverb}} all along
  1. (duration, idiomatic) For the entire time; always. Tags: idiomatic Translations (for the entire time): 始終 (Chinese Mandarin), 始终 (shǐzhōng) (Chinese Mandarin), 一直 (yīzhí) (Chinese Mandarin), 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), în tot acest timp (Romanian), всё вре́мя (vsjo 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)
    Sense id: en-all_along-en-adv-sS3Jxv98 Categories (other): English entries with incorrect language header, English entries with language name categories using raw markup, English terms with non-redundant non-automated sortkeys Disambiguation of English entries with incorrect language header: 76 24 Disambiguation of English entries with language name categories using raw markup: 92 8 Disambiguation of English terms with non-redundant non-automated sortkeys: 94 6 Topics: duration, time

Preposition

Audio: en-au-all along.ogg [Australia]
Head templates: {{head|en|prepositions|head=}} all along, {{en-prep}} all along
  1. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see all, along.
    Sense id: en-all_along-en-prep-kfCGLqKK Categories (other): English prepositions Disambiguation of English prepositions: 19 81

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