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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
1325-75; Middle English more over. See more, over
See besides. Unabridged
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  • She had no aptitude for aimlessness, and moreover thought it vulgar.

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • moreover, the British Government could not extradite Pinto from his native land.

    Jack O' Judgment Edgar Wallace
  • moreover, the saddest of precisians could find no fault with the conduct of the shop.

  • moreover too, Fish-semblances, of green and azure hue, Ready to snort their streams.

    Endymion John Keats
  • moreover it is a little out of the ordinary, and all-American.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
British Dictionary definitions for moreover


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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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