the whole time


: since something began : during the entire period of time
The police knew the whole time who was guilty.
British : at all times : always
You can't be right the whole time.
British, informal : very often
My sisters and I used to fight the whole time.

Examples of the whole time in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s been amazing the whole time, but everybody was just on fire. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 25 Sep. 2023 Two tiny spring cubs also indulged, but their mother huffed at them from outside the video frame the whole time. Bjorn Dihle, Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 The bottom shows the potential tidal signal over the whole time series. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2023 Organizers of the Rolling Loud festival claimed that Cardi, or at least her people, knew Offset would be joining her onstage the whole time. Molly Mulshine, ELLE, 10 Sep. 2023 Some people snoring, some people rolling their eyes, some laughing, and I was just frozen in place the whole time. Liz Appel, Vogue, 8 Sep. 2023 The van will pick up the student at a later stop so the child is under adult supervision the whole time. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 15 Aug. 2023 The indictment hinges on the fact that Trump allegedly knew the whole time that there was no fraud in the election, but continued to insist that there was. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 1 Aug. 2023 If the car is controlling acceleration, braking, and lane centering as well as performing automatic lane changes and monitoring blind spots — and your hands are in your lap the whole time — why shouldn’t that be described as self-driving or autonomous? Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 31 July 2023 See More

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“The whole time.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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