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You would not think it too much to set the whole province in flames so that you could have your way with this wretched child.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Now, it immediately occurred to Davy that he had never in his whole life had all the plums he wanted at any one time.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
But Polavieja started his campaign with the immense advantage of having the whole of the dry season before him.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
All changes are to be Rang either by walking them (as the term is) or else Whole-pulls, or Half-pulls.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
The plant as a whole remains green until late in the autumn.
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Then Paterno adroitly brought matters to a crisis in a bold peroration which changed the whole scene.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
M'Bongo and his whole court are now clothed, I am happy to say, at least to a certain extent.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
We were now masters of the whole country, and the war was apparently at an end.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Had not this Indian plant been discovered, the whole history of some portions of America would have been far different.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
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WORDS RELATED TO ON THE WHOLE

  • above all
  • almost entirely
  • as a rule
  • chiefly
  • customarily
  • essentially
  • for the most part
  • frequently
  • in many instances
  • largely
  • many times
  • most often
  • often
  • on the whole
  • overall
  • particularly
  • predominantly
  • primarily
  • principally
  • regularly
  • usually
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