al·ways (ôlwāz, -wĭz, -wēz)
1. At all times; invariably: always late.
2. For all time; forever: They will always be friends.
3. At any time; in any event: You can always resign if you're unhappy.
[Middle English alweis : alwei, always (from Old English ealne weg : ealne, accusative of eall, all; see ALL + weg, way; see wegh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -es, adv. suff.; see -S3.]
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