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on the whole

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2 according to the usual course of things
  • On the whole it begins getting dark earlier as winter approaches.

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3 with everyone or everything taken into account at the same time
  • On the whole, it was a great trip.

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“On the whole.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/on%20the%20whole. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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