Definition Already

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already: before now, by now, previously
Have you already eaten dinner? Did you eat before you left home?
I have already seen that movie. I saw it last week.
or I've seen that movie already. I saw it last week.

Pronunciation examples
UK: I've already read that book.
US: Have you already finished? That was quick!


  • "Is it Friday already?"
  • "Democracy has already been to Kazakhstan, and England is a scary, undeveloped country that we should avoid at all costs."
  • "You've only been alive for a matter of months, but I've already had reports of public indecency, aggressive lullaby singing, diaper throwing, tummy aches, temper tantrums, loud crying and some very serious accusations of milk abuse."
  • "Susie : I've already got something prepared."
  • "25 years and it's already obsolete, that one."
  • "Every comedy show has already parodied every Aaron Sorkin trope: the walking and talking."
  • "I'm sending over some of Edward Moon's hair, and, well, you already have my DNA on file somewhere, I suppose."
  • "You said that already."
  • "- We've already had it."
  • "Edward : Are you drunk already, Philip?"

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