whole rest

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Definition of whole rest 

: a musical rest corresponding in time value to a whole note

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Men were in charge of the show, but the whole rest of the writing staff was female, which was very unusual at the time. Sophia Rosenbaum, Time, "A Sex and the City Expert on Why It's Cool to Be a Miranda Now," 5 June 2018 Another man who was grabbing at women’s thighs in meetings, cornering them in elevators, messaging to the whole rest of the office that the women who worked there were available as prey. Richard Deitsch, SI.com, "Rachel Nichols: Why ‘The Jump’ Responded So Strongly to the Mavs Scandal," 23 Feb. 2018

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1839, in the meaning defined above

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