from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Nonstandard All right. See Usage Note at all right.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. without doubt (used to reinforce an assertion)
- adv. an expression of agreement normally occurring at the beginning of a sentence
- adj. nonstandard usage
- adv. in a satisfactory or adequate manner
I can log in alright but everytime I go to a different page, I have to do it over each time I return to the forums.
Mail is coming in alright and so are private parcels.
Yeah you are building a mountain alright a mountain of stupidity.
Oh, I struggle with a lot of things -- some of which you might wonder why -- but my faith that, as Bob Marley said, "Everything's gonna be alright," is rock solid.
In fact, I am glad to use both — all right represents unreserved support whereas alright is more a statement of passability:
And the only time I feel alright is when I'm into drinking
Wow, mesmerizing is the word alright ... and I was wondering the same too ... how do you not crash into the walls?
They cite a letter from "a New York businessman named William E. Scott" from September 25, 1913:I wish you would submit to your experts the feasibility of putting the word alright into use.
That's the problem with moderates too - they want the coin alright, just the right side up.
“alright is an incorrect spelling of all right and an illogical form thereof.”