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[fur-th er-mawr, -mohr]
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  1. moreover; besides; in addition: Furthermore, he left orders not to be disturbed.

Origin of furthermore

Middle English word dating back to 1150–1200; see origin at further, more
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  • Furthermore, events are related which took place after Joshua's death.

  • Furthermore, another cab seemed to have been requisitioned for the chase.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • I'm inclined to question, furthermore, the assertion that these jewels were your mother's.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Furthermore it was immediately demonstrated that his impudence had not deserted him.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • We have, furthermore, been able to supply at the current rate without any serious loss.

    Roden's Corner

    Henry Seton Merriman

British Dictionary definitions for furthermore


  1. in addition; moreover
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for furthermore


c.1200, from further + more.

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