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on the whole

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  1. on the wholeadverb

    by and large

  2. on the wholeadverb

    For the most part; apart from some insignificant details.

    The language was wrong for the period, but, on the whole, I enjoyed the film.

    by and large

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  1. all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensembleadverb

    with everything considered (and neglecting details)

    "altogether, I'm sorry it happened"; "all in all, it's not so bad"

    all in all, tout ensemble, altogether, all told, whole, entirely, completely, in all, wholly, totally, all

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  1. on the whole

    all things considered, in view of all the circumstances, taking every thing into account, upon the whole

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  1. Donna Quadri-Felitti:

    We have to remember that travel, like every other industry, has its cycles of mergers, start-ups, consolidations and new entries, this was n’t unexpected. On the whole, I think this is just an expression of where we are in the cycle, and the impact to the consumer will not be too immediate.

  2. George Orwell:

    On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.

  3. Richard Ingrams:

    It's important for people not to hold a high opinion of politicians, and one of the strengths of the British is that they don't on the whole... The danger begins when people start admiring politicians.

  4. Edward C. Banfield:

    Every political system is an accumulation of habits, customs, prejudices, and principles that have survived a long process of trial and error and of ceaseless response to changing circumstances. If the system works well on the whole, it is a lucky accident -- the luckiest, indeed, that can befall a society.

  5. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.

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