more·​over | \mȯr-ˈō-vər, ˈmȯr-ˌ \

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

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And, moreover, what motivated the inclusion of a provision that incentivizes players ratting each other out? 5. Jenny Vrentas,, "For Many NFL Players, Summer Doesn't Bring Much of a Break," 9 July 2018 His psychological illness, moreover, is capable of outlasting anyone else’s mental health. Andrew Sullivan, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality Show," 15 June 2018 In 2016, moreover, immigration may have been the issue most responsible for Trump’s winning the Republican nomination. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "Laura Bush condemns Trump’s family separation policy, but will the GOP listen?," 18 June 2018 These companies have not, moreover, been incentivized by the federal government to expand their networks. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "A Public Option for the Internet," 8 May 2018 All of this, moreover, had to be done while wet laundry flapped on drying racks next door and amid the cacophonous outbursts of the Chinese workers hanging it. Longreads, "When the Movies Went West," 15 May 2018 Some outside analysis, moreover, suggests the deal should have been approved. David Z. Morris, Fortune, "Giuliani Said Trump Killed AT&T Time Warner Merger, But the White House Says He’s Wrong," 12 May 2018 Even the strongest among them, moreover, is a far cry from the bold, progressive ideas Trump championed on the campaign trail, like calling on Congress to allow Medicare to negotiate prices for prescriptions or importing drugs from other countries. Erin Mershon, STAT, "Trump denounces ‘middlemen,’ largely spares pharma in drug pricing speech," 11 May 2018 That range can, moreover, be extended by deploying a number of them as a network in which each talks to its neighbours, recording messages and passing them on. The Economist, "A better way to transmit messages underwater," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of moreover

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of moreover

: in addition to what has been said


more·​over | \mȯr-ˈō-vər \

Kids Definition of moreover

: in addition to what has been said : besides

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