as of now, at present, before now, by now, by that time, by then, by this time, even now, heretofore, just now, previously
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1 adv You use already to show that something has happened, or that something had happened before the moment you are referring to. Speakers of British English use already with a verb in a perfect tense, putting it after `have', `has', or `had', or at the end of a clause. Some speakers of American English use already with the simple past tense of the verb instead of a perfect tense.
ADV before v, cl ADV
They had already voted for him at the first ballot..., I already told you not to come over..., They've spent nearly a billion dollars on it already.
2 adv You use already to show that a situation exists at this present moment or that it exists at an earlier time than expected. You use already after the verb `be' or an auxiliary verb, or before a verb if there is no auxiliary. When you want add emphasis, you can put already at the beginning of a sentence.
ADV before v, ADV with group
The authorities believe those security measures are already paying off..., He was already rich..., Get 10% off our already low prices!..., Already, he has a luxurious villa in Formello.
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