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Word: wholesome

Definition: conducive to mental or physical health; healthful


Sentences Containing 'wholesome'

A conventional life is not the only wholesome form of existence, and is certainly a most unwholesome and deadening form to the artist; and neither is a dissipated life the only unconventional one open to him.
A similar "two"-part elaboration is provided by the Buddha in SN 48.9, again in the context of the Five Spiritual Faculties, when he states: What constitutes "unskillful" or "unwholesome" ("akusala") and "skillful" or "wholesome" ("kusala") qualities is taken up in the Abhidhamma Pitaka and the post-canonical Pali commentaries.
According to Droste, "The illustration indicated the wholesome effect of chocolate milk and became inextricably bound with the name Droste."
According to Program Director Charles Fordham, these sessions "combine wholesome summer vacation activities with Bible teaching devoted to deeper spiritual learning and practice."
According to research, in the search to replace the tradition, the practice of fara was created, providing a more wholesome way for the young to court.
Any carrion, the carcase of a dead dog or cat, for example, though half putrid and stinking, is as welcome to them as the most wholesome food to the people of other countries.
Buddhists may also assert that killing an elephant is less skillful and wholesome than killing an ant.
Cooking ahead for the freezer can be a healthier alternative to purchasing prepackaged frozen meals at the grocery store, allowing the cook to choose wholesome ingredients and cater to individual food needs (allergies, sensitivities, etc.).
Experience, however, would seem to shew, that the human body frequently preserves, to all appearance at least, the most perfect state of health under a vast variety of different regimens; even under some which are generally believed to be very far from being perfectly wholesome.
Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the fore-castle deck.
For the most part the farmer gives to his cattle and hogs the grain of his own producing, and buys flour, which is at least no more wholesome, at a greater cost, at the store.
Grain and other vegetables, with the help of milk, cheese, and butter, or oil, where butter is not to be had, it is known from experience, can, without any butcher's meat, afford the most plentiful, the most wholesome, the most nourishing, and the most invigorating diet.
He appeared surprised at this--I see him stop and look at me now--and after considering for a few moments, said he wanted to call on an old person who lived not far off, and that the best way would be for me to buy some bread, or whatever I liked best that was wholesome, and make my breakfast at her house, where we could get some milk.
He argued that indigenous peoples should respect this, since they have wholesome respect for park boundaries.
He promoted the home of the Arkansas Travelers as "A great place to see old-time baseball, wholesome entertainment aimed squarely at the family market."
How quiet and sweet and wholesome the garden looked in the moonlight, and it could not be more than thirty feet down.
However, Buddhism does recognize a hierarchy of actions as being more or less wholesome or skillful, although the intent is as much as or more important than the action itself.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
I found them to be the perfect isolation of prisoners--so that no one man in confinement there, knew anything about another; and the reduction of prisoners to a wholesome state of mind, leading to sincere contrition and repentance.
In a 'Letter of Wholesome Councell' dated 1556, Knox described in detail what should be done at weekly worship.
In consequence of the extension of agriculture, the land of every country produces a much greater quantity of vegetable than of animal food, and the labourer everywhere lives chiefly upon the wholesome food that is cheapest and most abundant.
In the eyes of everybody it seemed fit for table, and preserved its wholesome appearance.
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It is a pure, clear, and wholesome draught; sweet, rich, and generous of its store; that injures not, neither destroys.
It is the persistence of the laws of nature (and the principle of causation) from day to day, from year to year and across the vastness of time that enables one to conceive "dharma" as eternal. Wholesome, fair-minded actions always bring forth positive future results whereas unwholesome and unjust actions lead to suffering, misery and future retribution.
It is true, I sometimes made a shift to catch a rabbit, or bird, by springs made of _Yahoo’s_ hairs; and I often gathered wholesome herbs, which I boiled, and ate as salads with my bread; and now and then, for a rarity, I made a little butter, and drank the whey.
Not only grain has become somewhat cheaper, but many other things, from which the industrious poor derive an agreeable and wholesome variety of food, have become a great deal cheaper.
Our agriculture and horticulture destroy a weed just here and there and cultivate perhaps a score or so of wholesome plants, leaving the greater number to fight out a balance as they can.
She then finds Jayne and Shepherd Book in the kitchen, where she "hears" Jayne repeat his confession to Mal about selling out the Tams on Ariel, and Book mutter an angry but cryptic statement hinting at his less wholesome past. River continues to wander the ship and is moved by the sound of ocean waves as Zoe and Wash passionately kiss on the nearby bridge.
Spiritous liquors might remain as dear as ever; while, at the same time, the wholesome and invigorating liquors of beer and ale might be considerably reduced in their price.
The club's advisor Emma Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) thinks Holly's lessons are inappropriate, so she arranges for the club to perform a wholesome song for New Directions.
The film won seven Filmfare Awards, including the Best Movie Award. It also won National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.
The happy result is manifest all around in the substantial outside aspect of things, and the suggestions of wholesome life and comfort that everywhere appear.
The land is very nourishing, the water is thoroughly wholesome.
The presence of such a wholesome or unwholesome root during a mental, verbal or bodily action conditions future states of consciousness and associated mental factors (see Karma).
Then I sniffed good wholesome meat, and opened the door on you.
There was much talk on the boat about the Calhoun Land Company, an enterprise which is expected to work wholesome results.
They were a perfect nest of roses; they looked so wholesome and fresh.
This course of action involves leading a life of moral uprightness abstaining from unwholesome behaviours and engaging in wholesome ones.
This makes the guilty take my subject by the wrong end, but any impartial reader may find, I write not against servants, but bad servants; not against wages, but exorbitant wages, and am entirely of the poet's opinion, The good should meet with favour and applause, The wicked be restrain'd by wholesome laws.
Throughout Pali literature, the first three "kilesa" in the above tenfold Abhidhamma list ("lobha dosa moha") are known as the "unwholesome roots" ("akusala-mūla" or the root of akusal); and, their opposites ("alobha adosa amoha") are the three "wholesome roots" ("kusala-mūla" or the root of kusal).
Thus the killing of an Arahant may be considered less wholesome and skillful than the killing of an ordinary human being.
Tranquilly permitting these irregular cursings to evaporate, Stubb then in a plain, business-like, but still half humorous manner, cursed Pip officially; and that done, unofficially gave him much wholesome advice.
We proposed that the family should have their passage and their outfit, and a hundred pounds; and that Mr. Micawber's arrangement for the repayment of the advances should be gravely entered into, as it might be wholesome for him to suppose himself under that responsibility.
While it’s linked to a movement of nudists who promote wholesome and unashamed acceptance of the human body, the day is meant to be funny, lighthearted and non-political, founders say."
who "takes charge" of her own life, Nausicaä has also been said to have a "brave and wholesome" mind, and as "one of the best examples of a truly "empowered" female."
Wholesome food and fresh air are necessary for a healthy body.
Wholesome for me, wholesome for Agnes, wholesome perhaps for all of us.'
`Dod dern'was the nearest he ventured to the luxury of swearing, for he had been brought up with a wholesome respect for future fire and brimstone.
``Only one thing more,''said Mr. Lorry, laying stress upon it as a wholesome means of enforcing her attention:``he has been found under another name; his own, long forgotten or long concealed.

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