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 for right along
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Right \Right\, adv.
     1. In a right manner.
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     2. In a right or straight line; directly; hence; straightway;
        immediately; next; as, he stood right before me; it went
        right to the mark; he came right out; he followed right
        after the guide.
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              Unto Dian's temple goeth she right.   --Chaucer.
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              Let thine eyes look right on.         --Prov. iv.
                                                    25.
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              Right across its track there lay,
              Down in the water, a long reef of gold. --Tennyson.
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     3. Exactly; just. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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              Came he right now to sing a raven's note? --Shak.
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     4. According to the law or will of God; conforming to the
        standard of truth and justice; righteously; as, to live
        right; to judge right.
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     5. According to any rule of art; correctly.
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              You with strict discipline instructed right.
                                                    --Roscommon.
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     6. According to fact or truth; actually; truly; really;
        correctly; exactly; as, to tell a story right. "Right at
        mine own cost." --Chaucer.
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              Right as it were a steed of Lumbardye. --Chaucer.
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              His wounds so smarted that he slept right naught.
                                                    --Fairfax.
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     7. In a great degree; very; wholly; unqualifiedly; extremely;
        highly; as, right humble; right noble; right valiant. "He
        was not right fat". --Chaucer.
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              For which I should be right sorry.    --Tyndale.
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              [I] return those duties back as are right fit.
                                                    --Shak.
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     Note: In this sense now chiefly prefixed to titles; as, right
           honorable; right reverend.
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     Right honorable, a title given in England to peers and
        peeresses, to the eldest sons and all daughters of such
        peers as have rank above viscounts, and to all privy
        councilors; also, to certain civic officers, as the lord
        mayor of London, of York, and of Dublin.
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     Note: Right is used in composition with other adverbs, as
           upright, downright, forthright, etc.
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     Right along, without cessation; continuously; as, to work
        right along for several hours. [Colloq. U.S.]
  
     Right away, or Right off, at once; straightway; without
        delay. [Colloq. U.S.] "We will . . . shut ourselves up in
        the office and do the work right off." --D. Webster.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  right along
      adv 1: all the time or over a period of time; "She had known all
             along"; "the hope had been there all along" [syn: all
             along, right along]

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