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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. [1913 Webster] This not the whole of life to live, Nor all of death to die. --J. Montgomery. [1913 Webster] 2. A regular combination of parts; a system. [1913 Webster] Parts answering parts shall slide into a whole. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Committee of the whole. See under Committee. Upon the whole, considering all things; taking everything into account; in view of all the circumstances or conditions. [1913 Webster] Syn: Totality; total; amount; aggregate; gross. [1913 Webster]