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[ mawr-oh-ver, mohr-, mawr-oh-ver, mohr- ]


  1. in addition to what has been said; further; besides.


/ mɔːˈrəʊvə /

sentence connector

  1. in addition to what has already been said; furthermore

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Word History and Origins

Origin of moreover1

First recorded in 1325–75, moreover is from Middle English more over. See more, over

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Synonym Study

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Example Sentences

Moreover, trucks, dust, and boomtown stress are the effects of any large-scale industrial activity.

Moreover, the crippling restrictions resulted in the North partially shutting down weapons programs for lack of funds.

Moreover, for America there is a fundamental imperative to act.

Moreover, the exhibition begs the question: how do we come to privilege certain images?

Moreover, uneducated Americans have a competitive advantage because of their fluency in English.

Moreover, most of the burrows were only a few feet apart and no agonistic behavior was witnessed.

Moreover, Napoleon, so great in many things, was so jealous of his own glory that he could be mean beyond words.

Moreover, the Bible teaches erroneous theories of history, theology, and science.

I saw the folly of imagining that I could stand a chance against a man like Moeran, and, moreover, he interested me too deeply.

Tony, moreover, had hidden himself until his letter should be answered—and she was 'lonely.'


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More About Moreover

What is a basic definition of moreover?

Moreover is an adverb that means in addition to what has been said.

Moreover is used to transition into additional information or to connect a sentence to a related one that has already been said.

Like additionally and besides, moreover is often used to begin a sentence.

  • Used in a sentence: I can’t afford a dog. Moreover, my landlord doesn’t allow pets in the apartments.  

Moreover can be used in the middle of a sentence to indicate that one thought is connected to a previous one.

  • Used in a sentence: I liked this book because it was well-written and, moreover, told a very interesting story. 

Where does moreover come from?

The first records of moreover come from around 1325. It comes from the Middle English more over and is formed from the adverbs more and over.

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How is moreover used in real life?

Moreover is used to present more than one fact, reason, or related sentence.

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I hated the movie because the acting was terrible and, moreover, the story didn’t make any sense.




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