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[mawr-oh-ver, mohr-, mawr-oh-ver, mohr-] /mɔrˈoʊ vər, moʊr-, ˈmɔrˌoʊ vər, ˈmoʊr-/
in addition to what has been said; further; besides.
Origin of moreover
First recorded in 1325-75, moreover is from the Middle English word more over. See more, over
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See besides. Unabridged
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  • Livingston, moreover, had dined just unwisely enough to be truthful.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • moreover, I believe, dearest Eudora, that half your wrongs are in your own imagination.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • moreover, she will never again have opportunity to exert influence over me.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • A courage, moreover —the gambler's courage—that is typically American.

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  • moreover, Master Hansen bound, as well as printed his books.

    The Armourer's Prentices Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for moreover


sentence connector
in addition to what has already been said; furthermore
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Word Origin and History for moreover

late 14c., in phrase and yit more ouer "there is more to say;" from more (adv.) + over (adv.). Written as one word from late 14c.

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