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“Alright” and “All right”

“Of course the expression consists of two separate words, all right; there is no compound. And yet educated persons sometimes catch themselves writing alright, after the fashion of already.”
–Editor, Good literature: a literary eclectic weekly: Volume 3, p. 281, 1882

“Sometimes she had fits of home-sickness or loneliness which depressed her, but as she used to say, on the whole she got on alright.”
–Francis Adams, “Dorothy,” from, The Centennial Magazine: an Australian Monthly, Volume 2, p. 580, 1889 Continue reading “Alright” and “All right”