all along

all along
   If you have known or suspected something all along, then you have felt this from the beginning.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
   If something has existed or been somewhere all along, it has been there all the time, from the beginning.

I had been looking for my keys for some time before I realized they had been in my pocket all along.

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