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along    : [əl'ɔŋ]
Along \A*long"\, prep.
By the length of, as distinguished from across. "Along the
lowly lands." --Dryden.
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The kine . . . went along the highway. --1 Sam. vi.
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Along \A*long"\ [AS. gelang owing to.]
(Now heard only in the prep. phrase {along of}.)
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{Along of}, {Along on}, often shortened to {Long of}, prep.
phr., owing to; on account of. [Obs. or Low. Eng.] "On me
is not along thin evil fare." --Chaucer. "And all this is
long of you." --Shak. "This increase of price is all along
of the foreigners." --London Punch.
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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.
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Some laid along . . . on spokes of wheels are hung.
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2. In a line, or with a progressive motion; onward; forward.
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We will go along by the king's highway. --Numb. xxi.
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He struck with his o'ertaking wings,
And chased us south along. --Coleridge.
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3. In company; together.
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He to England shall along with you. --Shak.
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{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.
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adv 1: with a forward motion; "we drove along admiring the
view"; "the horse trotted along at a steady pace"; "the
circus traveled on to the next city"; "move along";
"march on" [synonym: {along}, {on}]
2: in accompaniment or as a companion; "his little sister came
along to the movies"; "I brought my camera along"; "working
along with his father"
3: to a more advanced state; "the work is moving along"; "well
along in their research"; "hurrying their education along";
"getting along in years"
4: in addition (usually followed by `with'); "we sent them food
and some clothing went along in the package"; "along with the
package came a bill"; "consider the advantages along with the
5: in line with a length or direction (often followed by `by' or
`beside'); "pass the word along"; "ran along beside me";
"cottages along by the river"

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