upon the whole

upon the whole
All things considered, in view of all the circumstances, taking everything into account, on the whole.

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  • Upon the whole — Whole Whole, n. 1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself. [1913 Webster] This not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die. J. Montgomery.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upon the whole matter — Matter Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Upon the matter — Matter Mat ter, n. [OE. matere, F. mati[ e]re, fr. L. materia; perh. akin to L. mater mother. Cf. {Mother}, {Madeira}, {Material}.] 1. That of which anything is composed; constituent substance; material; the material or substantial part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Committee of the whole — Whole Whole, n. 1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself. [1913 Webster] This not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die. J. Montgomery.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Counter-Reformation —     The Counter Reformation     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Counter Reformation     The subject will be considered under the following heads:     I. Significance of the term II. Low ebb of Catholic fortunes III. St. Ignatius and the Jesuits,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Committee of the Whole — A Committee of the Whole is a device in which a legislative body or other deliberative assembly is considered one large committee. All members of the legislative body are members of such a committee. This is usually done for the purposes of… …   Wikipedia

  • He's Got the Whole World in His Hands — is a spiritual that made the popular song charts in a 1958 version by Laurie London, which went all the way to #1 of the Most Played by Jockeys song list in the USA. Mahalia Jacksons version made the Billboard top 100 singles chart, topping at… …   Wikipedia

  • Upon — Up*on , prep.[AS. uppan, uppon; upp up + on, an, on. See {Up}, and {On}.] On; used in all the senses of that word, with which it is interchangeable. Upon an hill of flowers. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Our host upon his stirrups stood anon. Chaucer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Rime of the Ancient Mariner — (original: The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge written in 1797–1798 and published in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads (1798). The modern editions use a later revised version… …   Wikipedia

  • Whole — Whole, n. 1. The entire thing; the entire assemblage of parts; totality; all of a thing, without defect or exception; a thing complete in itself. [1913 Webster] This not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die. J. Montgomery. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear — is a poem and Christmas carol written by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Weston, Massachusetts. [http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/s/e/sears eh.htm] It first appeared on December 29, 1849 in the Christian Register in Boston.… …   Wikipedia

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