All along

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 length; lengthwise. [1913 Webster]

Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward. [1913 Webster]

We will go along by the king's highway. --Numb. xxi. 22. [1913 Webster]

He struck with his o'ertaking wings, And chased us south along. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. In company; together. [1913 Webster]

He to England shall along with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{All along}, all through the course of; during the whole time; throughout. ``I have all along declared this to be a neutral paper.'' --Addison.

{To get along}, to get on; to make progress, as in business. ``She 'll get along in heaven better than you or I.'' --Mrs. Stowe. [1913 Webster]

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