[ 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

  • Due to the bad weather, the building work was already behind schedule.
  • Frogs and newts have already been attracted to three new natural spring ponds at Abbey Meads School.
  • There is already one clear parallel between them. Times, Sunday Times
  • All of a sudden St. Philip's ten bells start tanging - one o’clock already - and at once the workshops and factories around the yard begin disgorging throngs of workers on their way to lunch
  • I've already looked there-it must be somewhere else.
  • Although I was already a fan of both authors, it was this curious title overlap that led me to snatch these two off the New Releases table at my local bookstore. Romi Lassally: My Literary Indiscretions
  • The company's president is already in jail on corruption charges. Times, Sunday Times
  • _The Terrace at Berne_ has been already dealt with, but that mood for epicede, which was so frequent in Mr Arnold, finds in the _Carnac_ stanzas adequate, and in _A Southern Night_ consummate, expression. Matthew Arnold
  • Already well dispersed, they probably acquired iron technology around 500 C.E. On their route eastward, the Bantu speakers skirted the northern forest edge toward the interlacustrine region of East Africa. D. Africa, 500-1500
  • It was mid autumn and the leaves were already starting to swirl around me as a harsher wind blew, creating almost a curtain of color each time the breeze came.
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