aways

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Adverb[edit]

aways

  1. Alternative spelling of a ways.
    • 1870 October 8, Various, Punchinello Vol. 2 No. 28[1]:
      Seein' a platter of ice cream down the table aways, I got up onto my feet, and havin' a good long arm, reached for it.
    • 1916, Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14[2]:
      "And just down the hill aways another big man is buried.
  2. Common misspelling of always.
    • 1889, Annie French Hector, A Crooked Path[3]:
      "Still, the house can't run away, and I suppose will aways let for fifty or sixty pounds a year."
    • 1921, P. G. Wodehouse, The Indiscretions of Archie[4]:
      "I've aways wanted to go into the movies," he said.