moreover

adverb
more·​over | \ mȯr-ˈō-vər How to pronounce moreover (audio) , ˈmȯr-ˌō- How to pronounce moreover (audio) \

Definition of moreover

: in addition to what has been said : besides Moreover, this brew appears to kill insects faster than either of its ingredients does alone.— Tina Adler

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Examples of moreover in a Sentence

The cameras will deter potential criminals. Moreover, they will help police a great deal when a crime actually is committed. swimming alone is against the rules and, moreover, it's dangerous
Recent Examples on the Web This payment would be disbursed monthly, making this yet another stimulus check — and, moreover, that’s exactly the kind of recurring payment the Democrats are calling for. Andy Meek, BGR, "Democrats are already calling for another stimulus check," 25 Mar. 2021 An even bigger job, moreover, involves a continuing project to sequence untold strains of microbes, a project that Ginkgo has been involved with in search of new pharmaceuticals. New York Times, "A DNA Sequencing Revolution Helped Us Fight Covid. What Else Can It Do?," 25 Mar. 2021 Times readers, moreover, were old; these sites could build an audience that had checked out of traditional media. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "What Is BuzzFeed Doing to HuffPost?," 11 Mar. 2021 The recollection of the party, moreover, is seeded with further flashbacks as well as leaps ahead to a post-9/11 New York. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: ‘The Committed’ Review," 5 Mar. 2021 In series like Cutting Out The New York Times, moreover, O’Grady cut and rearranged words from the newspaper to create personal poetry, telling her story through a medium that rarely prioritized ones like her own. Cassidy George, Vogue, "Lorraine O’Grady’s First-Ever Retrospective Honors Her 40-Year Fight for Inclusion," 4 Mar. 2021 Hamas, moreover, has at various times in the past committed to a two-state outcome as an interim measure toward establishing a single Islamist state. Ron Kampeas, sun-sentinel.com, "PLO: Hamas on board with two-state outcome, ‘peaceful’ resistance," 3 Mar. 2021 With a few exceptions, moreover, little was said about the matter by award recipients and presenters. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Golden Globes takeaways: Hollywood's award-show challenges in 2021 aren't getting any easier," 1 Mar. 2021 In the private sector, moreover, paid sick leave is a privilege reserved largely for professionals, managers and the better-paid. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, "Column: The COVID relief bill isn’t nearly big enough," 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of moreover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of moreover was in the 14th century

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“Moreover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/moreover. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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moreover

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of moreover

somewhat formal : in addition to what has been said

moreover

adverb
more·​over | \ mȯr-ˈō-vər How to pronounce moreover (audio) \

Kids Definition of moreover

: in addition to what has been said : besides

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