Origin of already
Examples from the Web for already
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.
Merabet had already been immobilized by a bullet to the groin.
For his part, Bratton is disappointed but not surprised that the same narrative is already being mapped onto Fry and Spencer.
Cassandra, whose hair has already begun to fall out from her court-mandated chemotherapy, could face a similar outcome.
French officials were already on edge after a series of apparently unconnected attacks, including the stabbing of police officers.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As I have already said, we had made four oars, but our boat was so small that only two were necessary.The Coral Island|R. M. Ballantyne
However, we are already sufficiently acquainted with his sentiments in these respects.The Life of Philip Melanchthon|Karl Friedrich Ledderhose
The exclusiveness of the New England theocracies, already relaxed in its application to other sects, was thenceforth at an end.A History of American Christianity|Leonard Woolsey Bacon
I was already marked out for the life of a student, yet little that was in the books I read seemed to find its way into my mind.'Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)|John Morley
"I thought that we had already come to an agreement," said Simpson, with some warmth.The Cave by the Beech Fork|Henry S. Spalding
British Dictionary definitions for already
Word Origin and History for already
c.1300, compound of all + ready (adj.); literally "fully ready." Cf. Norwegian, Danish allerede "already." Colloquial use in U.S. as a terminal emphatic (e.g. enough, already!) is attested from 1903, translating Yiddish shoyn, which is used in same sense. The pattern also is attested in Pennsylvania German and in South African.