English edit

Adverb edit

all the time (not comparable)

  1. (set phrase, duration) Always; constantly; for the complete duration.
    Synonym: at all times
    • 1889 September 11, Mark Twain, “Last Words of Great Men”, in Buffalo Express:
      The public does not wish to be outraged in this way all the time.
    • 1913, Joseph C[rosby] Lincoln, chapter VIII, in Mr. Pratt’s Patients, New York, N.Y., London: D[aniel] Appleton and Company, →OCLC:
      Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.
    • 1966, Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent, Petula Clark (vocalist), I Couldn't Live Without Your Love, I Couldn't Live Without Your Love (album):
      I couldn't live without your love
      Now, I know you′re really mine
      I gotta have you all the time
    • 2019 February 3, “UN Study: China, US, Japan Lead World AI Development”, in Voice of America[1], archived from the original on 7 February 2019:
      The study found that there had been as many patent applications for artificial intelligence since 2013 as there were in all the time since the term AI was first used in the 1950s.
  2. (set phrase, frequency) Very often; frequently.

Translations edit