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Definitions of "whole"
- Containing all components; complete. adjective
- Not divided or disjoined; in one unit. adjective
- Constituting the full amount, extent, or duration. adjective
- Not wounded, injured, or impaired; sound or unhurt. adjective
- Having been restored; healed. adjective
- Having the same parents. adjective
- A number, group, set, or thing lacking no part or element; a complete thing. noun
- An entity or system made up of interrelated parts. noun
- Entirely; wholly. adverb
- (as a whole) All parts or aspects considered; altogether. idiom
- (on the whole) Considering everything. idiom
- (on the whole) In most instances or cases; as a rule. idiom
- Wholly; entirely.
- Hale; healthy; sound; strong; well.
- Restored to a sound state; healed; made well.
- Unimpaired; uninjured: unbroken; intact: as, the dish is still whole; to get off with a whole skin.
- Entire; complete; without omission, reduction, diminution, etc.: as, a whole apple; the whole duty of man; to serve the Lord with one's whole heart; three whole days; the whole body.
The word "whole" in example sentences
This principle is as follows: _government, as the representative of the will of the whole people, should in general, attempt the regulation, or control, of industrial matters only to benefit the people as a whole_.. [Monopolies and the People]
The Law secured to them the _whole of every seventh year; _ Lev.xxv. 3-6; thus giving to those who were servants during the entire period between the jubilees, _eight whole years, _ including the jubilee year, of unbroken rest.. [The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus]
Rule, it being but _two whole Notes_ from the next _half Note_ to it; the reason is this, the _Ninth_ is one _whole Note_ below the _Eighth_, therefore the 2 must be a _whole Note_ below the _Treble_, otherwise they would not be a true _Eighth_, therefore the _half Note_ is put between 2 and 3.. [Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing Wherein is laid down plain and easie Rules for Ringing all sorts of Plain Changes]
The error of the opposite argument, is in assuming one thing, which, being denied, the whole fails; that is, it assumes that the _whole_ labor of the United States would be profitably employed without manufactures.. [Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on This Important Subject]
The Law secured to them the _whole of every seventh year; _ Lev.xxv. 3-6; thus giving to those who were servants during the entire period between the jubilees, _eight whole years, _ including the jubilee year, of unbroken rest.. [The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4]
According to metaphysic, the perception of matter is not the whole given fact with which we have to deal in working out this problem -- (it is not the whole given fact; for, as we have said, our apprehension of, or participation in, the perception of matter -- this is the whole given fact); -- but the perception of matter is the _whole objective_ part of the given fact.. [Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847]
The great thing in this war is to see the whole thing in proportion -- the _whole_ thing.. [The Dark Forest]
I used to think about dancing-school, and birthday parties, and rigging up, and summer fashions, and how many diamonds I'd have when I was married, and all that, the whole of the time, Peace — the _whole_ of it; then I got mad when my dresses didn't fit, and I used to strike Therése and Kate, if you'll believe it — when I was real angry that was.. [Gypsy's Cousin Joy]
It was a "mean old night" to the whole house; and when I say the _whole_ house, I mean both halves of it.. [The Twin Cousins]
But it was unoccupied that he might fill a higher seat prepared, waiting for, and needing, not the undying part but the everlasting whole; for we are not _whole_ till we drop our dust!. [Senatorial Character A Sermon in West Church, Boston, Sunday, 15th of March, After the Decease of Charles Sumner.]
"Twelve dozen Martial,  whole and half," says Evelyn: -- were not _whole_. [Notes and Queries, Number 66, February 1, 1851 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.]
We will be content to group some of their pictures, in whole and in part, in such a way, that all knowledge essential to a just appreciation of the _whole_ character of WASHINGTON may be obtained by the reader who may have followed us in the long narrative of his public life, recorded on the pages of these volumes.. [Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.]
I hope the reader will keep in mind the object of the above illustration, which is to show, that it is the true policy of the teacher, not to waste his time and strength, in contending against _such accidental instances_ of transgression, as may chance to fall under his notice, but to take an enlarged and extended view of the whole ground, endeavoring to remove _whole classes of faults_, -- to elevate and improve. [The Teacher Or, Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government of the Young]
Now let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, "fear God and keep his commandments; for this is the _whole_ duty of man," "Blessed are they that do his  commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gates into the city.". [The Seventh Day Sabbath, a Perpetual Sign 1847 edition]
There are, doubtless, many men in Switzerland, who abhor the infamous practices of men _selling themselves_, by whole regiments, to fight for any foreign state that will pay them, no matter in what cause, and no matter whether against their own parents or brethren; but the censure falls upon the _whole nation_: and '_no money, no Swiss_,' is a proverb throughout the world.. [Advice to Young Men And (Incidentally) to Young Women in the Middle and Higher Ranks of Life. In a Series of Letters, Addressed to a Youth, a Bachelor, a Lover, a Husband, a Father, a Citizen, or a Subject.]
That is what we should call, in a _general_ way, 'the motion of revolution' in our book of abstractions; this is the moment in which it _predominates_ over 'the abhorrence of change,' if not in the extensive whole -- if not in _the whole_ of the greater congregation, in that part of it for whom this one speaks; and this is the critical moment which the man of science makes so much of, -- brings out so scientifically, so elaborately in this experiment.. [The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded]