Hypertext Webster Gateway: "always"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Always \Al"ways\, adv. [All + way. The s is an adverbial (orig.
a genitive) ending.]
1. At all times; ever; perpetually; throughout all time;
continually; as, God is always the same.

Even in Heaven his [Mammon's] looks and thoughts.

2. Constancy during a certain period, or regularly at stated
intervals; invariably; uniformly; -- opposed to
{sometimes} or {occasionally}.

He always rides a black galloway. --Bulwer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Aye \Aye\, Ay \Ay\, adv. [Icel. ei, ey; akin to AS. [=a],
[=a]wa, always, Goth. aiws an age, Icel. [ae]fi, OHG, ?wa, L.
aevum, Gr. ? an age, ?, ?, ever, always, G. je, Skr. ?va
course. ?,?. Cf. {Age}, v., {Either}, a., {Or}, conj.]
Always; ever; continually; for an indefinite time.

For his mercies aye endure. --Milton.

{For aye}, {always}; forever; eternally.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: at all times; all the time and on every occasion; "I will
always be there to help you"; "always arrives on
time"; "there is always some pollution in the air";
"ever hoping to strike it rich"; "ever busy" [syn: {ever},
{e'er}] [ant: {never}]
2: seemingly without interruption; often and repeatedly;
"always looking for faults"; "it is always raining"; "he
is forever cracking jokes"; "they are forever arguing"
[syn: {forever}]
3: at any time or in any event; "you can always resign if you
don't like it"; "you could always take a day off"
4: forever; throughout all time; "we will always be friends";
"I shall treasure it always"; "I will always love you"

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