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upon the whole

Considering all parts or aspects of something together; ultimately. Karen isn't doing well in French this semester, but upon the whole, her grades are good. Upon the whole, we had a great trip, but it was annoying that our flight got delayed.
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And, as for me, if, by any possibility, there be any as yet undiscovered prime thing in me; if I shall ever deserve any real repute in that small but high hushed world which I might not be unreasonably ambitious of; if hereafter I shall do anything that, upon the whole, a man might rather have done than to have left undone; if, at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS.
Upon the whole I am very well content with my first three loves in literature, and if I were to choose for any other boy I do not see how I could choose better than Goldsmith and Cervantes and Irving, kindred spirits, and each not a master only, but a sweet and gentle friend, whose kindness could not fail to profit him.
This hitch in the mainspring of the domestic machinery had a bad effect upon the whole concern, but Amy's motto was `Nil desperandum', and having made up her mind what to do, she proceeded to do it in spite of all obstacles.
The circumstances which may have led to any national miscarriage or misfortune are sometimes so complicated that, where there are a number of actors who may have had different degrees and kinds of agency, though we may clearly see upon the whole that there has been mismanagement, yet it may be impracticable to pronounce to whose account the evil which may have been incurred is truly chargeable.
I have seen a great deal of him, have studied his sentiments and heard his opinion on subjects of literature and taste; and, upon the whole, I venture to pronounce that his mind is well-informed, enjoyment of books exceedingly great, his imagination lively, his observation just and correct, and his taste delicate and pure.
A Torrens title does not furnish a shield for fraud, notwithstanding the long-standing rule that registration is a constructive notice of title binding upon the whole world.
Response and recovery is dependent upon the whole community to be successful.
Worrying about how to pay for it all can lead to anxiety and stress, putting strain on personal relationships and impacting negatively upon the whole family.
or rather, no control of his shadow, which manifests and makes its own demands upon the whole town
The impressive efforts of Umeed, who defied Lancashire's James Anderson-led attack for over seven hours, and Panayi, who bowled with intelligence and accuracy on his debut, have impacted upon the whole squad, according to Troughton.
We are up right now only way to change deal Jim " The impressive efforts of Umeed, who defied Lancashire's James Anderson-led attack for over seven hours, and Panayi, who bowled with intelligence and accuracy on his debut, have impacted upon the whole squad, according to Troughton
aSudden distraint upon the whole property of a debtor for a debt of BGN 50, whereby oneas existence is blocked and huge inconveniences and financial burden are generated,a she explained.
In a statement issued today, Darul Ifta of the Philippines stressed that Muslims in the Philippines stand by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in combating the Houthi militias and their supporters, calling upon the whole world and the relevant organizations to stand by the Kingdom against crimes committed by the Houthis.
He said: "It's going to be a (winter) where we're going to have to call upon the whole squad.
Skipper Wes Morgan, the match-winner against the Saints, was quick to heap praise upon the whole Leicester defence for the clean-sheet run but singled out Simpson as the latest hero saying: "Stimo was everywhere.