all along

all along
all the time

I knew all along that he would not get the promotion.

from the very first, from the very beginning (it implies 'over a period of time' or 'during that period')

Miss Boland is the daughter of a close friend. Thus, all along, he regarded her as own responsibility. (A. Cronin)

Savina realized now that all along she had felt a secret superiority to Edna. (M. Wildon)

That's what I suppose I intended doing all along.(M. Wilson)

все время, с самого начала

Even though she had changed very much in those years, I knew all along that it was Joan.

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  • All Along — (née le 17 avril 1979 ; morte le 23 février 2005) était une jument pur sang championne de course hippique. Courant surtout en Europe elle a été une des meilleures pouliches à la fin du XXe siècle. Élevée aux États Unis, fille de Targowice et …   Wikipédia en Français

  • All along — Along A*long (?; 115), adv. [OE. along, anlong, AS. andlang, along; pref. and (akin to OFris. ond , OHG. ant , Ger. ent , Goth. and , anda , L. ante, Gr. ?, Skr. anti, over against) + lang long. See {Long}.] 1. By the length; in a line with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All along — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all along — If you have known or suspected something all along, then you have felt this from the beginning …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • all along — all a long adverb from the time that a situation starts to happen: I knew all along that it wasn t his real name …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • all along — ► all along from the beginning. Main Entry: ↑all …   English terms dictionary

  • all along — index through (from beginning to end) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • all along — adverb all the time or over a period of time (Freq. 5) She had known all along the hope had been there all along • Syn: ↑right along * * * all along 1. Everywhere along 2. All the time • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • All Along — Thoroughbred racehorse infobox horsename = All Along caption = All Along is one of the Ten sire = Targowice grandsire = Round Table dam = Agujita damsire = Vieux Manoir sex = Filly foaled = 1979 country = France flagicon|France colour = Bay… …   Wikipedia

  • all along —    If you have known or suspected something all along, then you have felt this from the beginning.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If something has existed or been somewhere all along, it has been there all the time, from the beginning.… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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