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al·read·y / ôlˈredē/ • adv. 1. before or by now or the time in question: Anna has suffered already. ∎  as surprisingly soon or early as this: at 31, he already suffers from arthritis.2. inf. used as an intensive after a word or phrase to express impatience: enough already with these crazy kids!

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already XIV. orig. two words, ALL adv. and READY, used predic. ‘fully prepared’, passing into adv.