One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘on the whole they lived peaceably’
overall, all in all, all things considered, altogether, taking everything into account, taking everything into consideration, on balance, on average, for the most part, mostly, mainly, in the main, chiefly, principally, predominantly, largely, in general, generally, generally speaking, as a rule, as a general rule, in the general run of things, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, basically, substantially, effectively, virtually, to all intents and purposes
normally, usually, more often than not, almost always, most of the time, habitually, customarily, regularly, typically, ordinarily, commonly
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