VS.

Already vs. Previously

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Alreadyadverb

Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.

Previouslyadverb

First; beforehand, in advance.

Alreadyadverb

So soon.

‘Are you quitting already?’;

Previouslyadverb

(with past-tense constructions) At an earlier time.

Alreadyadverb

(US) An intensifier used to emphasize impatience or express exasperation.

‘I wish they'd finish already, so we can get going.’; ‘Enough already!’; ‘Be quiet already!’;

Previouslyadverb

Beforehand; antecedently; as, a plan previously formed.

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Alreadyadverb

Prior to some specified time, either past, present, or future; by this time; previously.

‘I say unto you, that Elias is come already.’;

Previouslyadverb

at an earlier time or formerly;

‘she had previously lived in Chicago’; ‘he was previously president of a bank’; ‘better than anything previously proposed’; ‘a previously unquestioned attitude’; ‘antecedently arranged’;

Alreadyadverb

prior to a specified or implied time;

‘she has already graduated’;

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