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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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 Whether that can continue and, moreover, how much longer the Padres can justify a roster spot for Headley is something that must be addressed. Kevin Acee,, "Padres lose to Cardinals as Green's long leash backfires," 10 May 2018 Most of Adams' major recordings, moreover, have come out on Cold Blue, a label devoted to the post-Minimalist, immersive L.A. sound (whether the composers happen to be Angelenos or not). Mark Swed,, "Becoming John Luther Adams: The evolution of one of America's hottest composers," 3 May 2018

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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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