Definition of already
- He had already left when I called.
- All right already.
- Enough already!
They've already agreed to come.
I'd already left by the time you called.
He acted as if he didn't already know.
Flight 102 will already have taken off by the time Flight 101 lands.
Have they arrived already?! I'm still not dressed!
Do you have to go already?
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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of very fine texture or delicate form
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