over and above


: in addition to : besides

Examples of over and above in a Sentence

we'll need another gallon of milk over and above what we already have
Recent Examples on the Web Give a little extra, network, use your charm and be willing to go over and above the call of duty. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 There are many advantages to managing your impressions and controlling your reputation online over and above offline or in-person interactions. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 The $95 billion is over and above the $886 billion proposed for the military for this year, which still awaits final Congressional approval. William Hartung, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Adorned with an array of Mediterranean marbles and topped with a roof, the theater stood as a rare architectural and acoustic feat, over and above the traditional open-air theaters of many Roman towns. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 14 Dec. 2023 The neuroscientist Kevin Mitchell has argued that the free will of conscious organisms plays a role in determining what will happen in the brain, over and above what is settled by the laws of physics. Philip Goff, Scientific American, 7 Nov. 2023 In other words, the term-premium investors’ demand to hold Treasury debt — over and above their expectations of where Federal Reserve policy will be in the future — increased dramatically. Stephen Miran, National Review, 25 Oct. 2023 What’s punishing is a wide premium over and above the CPI that investors can get from purchasing bonds instead of stocks. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 26 Sep. 2023 One longs to hear more about this hospitality professional’s likes and quirks — idiosyncrasies over and above her situation. Celia Wren, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of over and above was in the 15th century

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“Over and above.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20and%20above. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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