fur·​ther·​more | \ ˈfər-t͟hər-ˌmȯr How to pronounce furthermore (audio) , ˈfər-t͟hə-\

Definition of furthermore

: in addition to what precedes : besides She always arrives on time; furthermore, her work is always excellent.

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Examples of furthermore in a Sentence

I'm not interested in what you are selling, and furthermore, I asked your company not to contact me ever again.

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First Known Use of furthermore

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of furthermore

formal : in addition to what has been said


fur·​ther·​more | \ ˈfər-t͟hər-ˌmȯr How to pronounce furthermore (audio) \

Kids Definition of furthermore

: moreover They came. Furthermore they came on time.

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