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にもまして ([にもまして] )(nimomashite)
    Meaning: above everything; more than before 「AにもましてB」は「Aもそうだが、それ以上B」の意味
    Example: More than winning the match, i think we can be proud that we really gave it our all
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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ex #3532   トムはいまや以前にもまして勤勉に働いている。  
Tom works more diligently now.  
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(dbx)
ex #3533   何ものにもまして私は健康になりたい。  
Above all, I want to be healthy.  
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ex #3534   彼は以前にもまして勉強しようと決めたのです。  
He decided to study harder.  
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ex #3535   彼は何物にもまして名誉を重んじる。 
He values honor above anything else.  
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ex #5304   その花は色が美しいのにもまして、香りが素晴らしい。 
This flowers color is beautiful. However, the scent is even more beautiful.  
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ex #7800   新しい会社では、覚えなければならないことが多くて大変だが、それにもましてたいへんなのは、人間関係だ。 
It's tough trying to learn things at a new company, but even more tough than that is forming bonds with your new co-workers.  
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ex #7936   試合に勝ったのにもまして、全力を出し切れたことを誇りに思う  
More than winning the match, i think we can be proud that we really gave it our all  
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ex #7937   通訳の試験に合格し、嬉しいのにもまして、今は果たしてうまくやれるか心配だ。  
I'm happy I passed the intepreter's exam, but moreover, now I'm worried about whether I can do the job well.  
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  Comments:  
dchow is this different from より  
Mikiにも+まして(増して)is similar to より here.
I feel にもまして is more emphasized than より in telling the difference.
 
dcis this a written only word? 
blabby「AにもましてBは〜だ」
= A is 〜 but B is even more 〜.
= Aも〜だが、さらにBの方が上だ。
 
naimononedariIs this almost like TORIWAKE ?? 

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