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It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
Emmet Fox
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Etymology

Old English hāl. Cognate with German heil, Dutch heel.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. entire.
    I ate a whole fish.
  2. sound, uninjured, healthy.
    He is of whole mind, but the same cannot be said about his physical state.

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Adverb

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  1. (colloquial) in entirety; entirely; wholly
    I ate a fish whole!

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Noun

Singular
whole

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  1. Something complete, without any parts missing.
  2. An entirety.

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