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Word: wholesome

Definition: conducive to mental or physical health; healthful


Sentences Containing 'wholesome'

``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.
Wholesome food and fresh air are necessary for a healthy body.
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.
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.
I find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.
`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.
The land is very nourishing, the water is thoroughly wholesome.
There was much talk on the boat about the Calhoun Land Company, an enterprise which is expected to work wholesome results.
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.
In the eyes of everybody it seemed fit for table, and preserved its wholesome appearance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is a pure, clear, and wholesome draught; sweet, rich, and generous of its store; that injures not, neither destroys.
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.
Wholesome for me, wholesome for Agnes, wholesome perhaps for all of us.'
How quiet and sweet and wholesome the garden looked in the moonlight, and it could not be more than thirty feet down.
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.
Then I sniffed good wholesome meat, and opened the door on you.
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.
They were a perfect nest of roses; they looked so wholesome and fresh.
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.
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.
Finally, I always go to sea as a sailor, because of the wholesome exercise and pure air of the fore-castle deck.
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.
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.

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