[ US /ɔˈɹɛdi, ɔɫˈɹɛdi/ ]
[ UK /ɔːlɹˈɛdi/ ]
  1. prior to a specified or implied time
    she has already graduated
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How To Use already In A Sentence

  • Frogs and newts have already been attracted to three new natural spring ponds at Abbey Meads School.
  • We cannot support all the shops we have already, so a few more very expensive units can only remain empty and unused.
  • You just can't let a little thing like his being already dead get in the way of a good, irrational hatful desire to kill! Tom Cruise is a LOT OLDER than I thought
  • A lot of people already have two alcohol-free days a week but still drink more than is safe. The Sun
  • Although a few years old already, this possibly mistitled book is a good read for anyone interested in relationships.
  • Some retailers, including Sears, have already held some "door-buster" early-morning sales, which makes Black Friday -- the day after Thanksgiving that's looked upon as a kick-off to the holiday shopping season -- a little "grayer," he said. Boulder Daily Camera Most Viewed
  • But as I was mulling this a little later, I was suddenly struck by one of those things that was probably already obvious to everyone else: There are a handful of strange inflection points where rock nerd culture and mass culture are in eerie synchrony for a few moments before skittering off in their respective ways for a bit — and one of them was my early teens. The (Rock) Stars Are Aligned
  • I sat for a moment, wondering what on earth Kip would have done to me once he learned - if he did not already know - that it was I who snitched, when something stung the side of my face a bit.
  • I've already looked there-it must be somewhere else.
  • Due to the bad weather, the building work was already behind schedule.
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