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- ‘‘Why is she allus right and me allus wrong?’’non-standard spelling of always
- ‘When we reckoned on t'Saturday night (we allus reckoned on t'Saturday, you know), we had £50, and then there was the expenses to come off after that.’
- ‘It's good that your father's well, but then he allus did manage to fall on his feet didn't he?’
- ‘Mary's wearin’ the long black dress that allus made her look so prim an’ proper, a real contrast to Marcie.’
- ‘I allus thought the critter was a crayfish, but meant to evoke Scorpio, the moody, dangerous Water Sign.’
- ‘Doc Harris knows what he's talking about and we allus knew this would happen.’
Mid 19th century: representing a regional pronunciation.
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