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moreover

[mawr-oh-ver, mohr-, mawr-oh-ver, mohr-]
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adverb
  1. 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

Synonym study

See besides.
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Examples from the Web for moreover

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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.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

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

    The Armourer's Prentices

    Charlotte M. Yonge


British Dictionary definitions for moreover

moreover

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

adv.

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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