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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Prior to a specified or implied time. Used to say that something has been done before and does not need doing again.

Usage examples (36)
  • There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
  • She has already graduated
  • Old wisdom, stuff that is already known, that has ­already long been known.
  • I’ve started revision for the ‘O’s already, and I can do practice papers for the 3 sciences already… for more
Tutoring comment
  • Something that is "all ready," is prepared and completely set, which is different from "already," which means "previously".
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