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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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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Nora’s abandoning her husband and children was an unprecedented resolution to a play, and, moreover, considered deeply immoral. Andrew Katzenstein, Harper's magazine, "The Radical Conservative," 16 Sep. 2019 Bear in mind, moreover, that a grand jury, unlike a trial jury, is not being asked to find proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 14 Sep. 2019 In this way, the novel’s focus on establishing a meaning for Stella’s life—and, moreover, for the narrator’s—comes to outweigh its stated goal of reclaiming the older woman’s reputation. Rachael Allen, The Atlantic, "Reconstructing the Memories of Aging Matriarchs," 1 Aug. 2019 Each of the key participants, moreover, are dealing with crises of various dimensions in their own lives, while playing slightly tweaked versions of themselves. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'BH90210' brings meta and messy take to Fox revival," 7 Aug. 2019 Uber has disclosed that Los Angeles and the Bay Area are two of its top three markets in the U.S. California’s initiative, moreover, might well be followed by other states. Michael Hiltzik,, "Uber and Lyft try to blunt a court ruling that their drivers are employees," 11 July 2019 There are, moreover, strong pragmatic and tactical advantages to embracing the ESOP economy in waiting. John Case, The New Republic, "An Economy in Waiting," 8 July 2019 Closing the forts frustrated foreclosure proceedings; moreover, for Shay’s enraged agrarians, the courts were a tangible symbol of the eastern moneyed interest and of a government unresponsive to their needs. Thomas Wendel, National Review, "The Beginning of a Nation," 4 July 2019 But education—and moreover, affirmation—was key, too. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "Tracing the Internal Queer Revolution," 26 June 2019

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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

somewhat formal : in addition to what has been said


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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