Meaning of ALREADY in English

ALREADY

adv. 25B6; adverb

Anna had suffered a great deal already : BY THIS/THAT TIME, by now/then, thus/so far, before now/then, until now/then, up to now/then.

is it 3 o'clock already? : AS EARLY AS THIS/THAT, as soon as this/that, so soon.

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