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Supposedly vs. Supposably


[fur-th er-mawr, -mohr] /ˈfɜr ðərˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/
moreover; besides; in addition:
Furthermore, he left orders not to be disturbed.
Origin of furthermore
1150-1200; Middle English; see further, more Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • furthermore, the Marquesas lay some fourteen degrees to the west of our longitude.

  • furthermore, I did not move, because I knew that he was listening, too.

    The Blue Wall Richard Washburn Child
  • furthermore, they prepare for knowledge that is to be used later.

  • furthermore, if you see a store open buy me a box of paper collars.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • It was furthermore suspected that Mr. Bell, of Tennessee, another member of the committee, was opposed to the bill.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858 John William Burgess
British Dictionary definitions for furthermore


in addition; moreover
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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c.1200, from further + more.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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