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[hohl-sohld] /ˈhoʊlˈsoʊld/
wholehearted; hearty.
Origin of whole-souled
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It gives to work a thoroughness and a delicious zest and to play a whole-souled, health-giving delight.

    The Girl Wanted Nixon Waterman
  • Nature is whole-souled here; she gives often and freely and all she has.

    The Place of Honeymoons Harold MacGrath
  • When the girl of the Red Mill was really interested in anything or anybody, she gave her whole-souled attention to it.

  • New Yorkers aren't like our whole-souled, emotional Western folks.

    The Bacillus of Beauty Harriet Stark
  • He was whole-souled, and wholly given up to the service of his God and the welfare of His people.

    Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley
  • But when she did cry, it was done as she did everything else, with a whole-souled enthusiasm.

    Patty's Friends Carolyn Wells
  • He is a whole-souled man, as was my poor father, as is Maitland.

    Cosmopolis, Complete Paul Bourget
  • To begin with, I am what might be called a sincere sleeper, a whole-souled sleeper.

    The Abandoned Farmers Irvin S. Cobb
  • The great scholar is often anything but the large-minded, whole-souled man which he might have become.

  • She is pretty, too, and has a whole-souled good-humor about her that makes her ever welcome.

    The Real Latin Quarter F. Berkeley Smith

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