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 for Upon the whole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              This not the whole of life to live,
              Nor all of death to die.              --J.
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     2. A regular combination of parts; a system.
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              Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole.
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     Committee of the whole. See under Committee.
     Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything
        into account; in view of all the circumstances or
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     Syn: Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross.
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