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Not one of the whole number appeals by look or gesture, to the pity of the people.
Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  a number in the set {..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...}
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  • Not one of the whole number appeals by look or gesture, to the pity of the people.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • First you write down all the positive whole numbers in the world.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • The colors are cartoon-wonderful, the set deliciously campy, the lyrics clever, the whole number is pure old-style glamour.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • Then at the high feast evermore they should be fulfilled the whole number of an hundred and fifty, for then was the Round Table fully complished.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur

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  • "The integrating of two whole numbers, I see," Clarence says with the same reverent tone as his just finished hymn.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Then at the high feast evermore they should be fulfilled the whole number of an hundred and fifty, for then was the Round Table fully complished.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • Regular are those, where one Man, or Assembly of men, is constituted Representative of the whole number.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • The problem was that the new equation did not seem to have any solution with whole numbers.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • But my intention is very far from being confined to provide only for the children of professed beggars: it is of a much greater extent, and shall take in the whole number of infants at a certain age, who are born of parents in effect as little able to support them, as those who demand our charity in the streets.
    Jonathan Swift  --  A Modest Proposal
  • Four is the true number, the whole number, the square number.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet

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  • The whole number in Congress will be at least 390.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • I negotiate contracts, sales prices, and fees to be payable in large, round, whole numbers.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Second, to increase the number of representatives, but the whole number will not exceed one for every 30,000 inhabitants.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The President of the United States has not the exclusive right of making any public appointments, and their whole number scarcely exceeds 12,000.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • FNA1-@3 New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Delaware, Georgia, South Carolina, and Maryland are a majority of the whole number of the States, but they do not contain one third of the people.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • It may be objected to this, that not seven but nine States, or two thirds of the whole number, must consent to the most important resolutions; and it may be thence inferred that nine States would always comprehend a majority of the Union.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • In Connecticut the electoral body consisted, from its origin, of the whole number of citizens; and this is readily to be understood, *a when we recollect that this people enjoyed an almost perfect equality of fortune, and a still greater uniformity of opinions.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • His theorem was just that—Fermat claimed that nowhere in the infinite universe of numbers was there any whole number in which a cube could be expressed as the sum of two cubes, and that this was general for all numbers having a power of more than 2, that is, precisely Pythagoras’ equation.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • The person with a majority of the whole number of votes will be the President.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Should it happen, however, that separate collectors of internal revenue should be appointed under the federal government, the influence of the whole number would not bear a comparison with that of the multitude of State officers in the opposite scale.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • If two thirds of the whole number of members had been required, it would, in many cases, from the non-attendance of a part, amount in practice to a necessity of unanimity.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Their votes, thus given, are to be transmitted to the seat of the national government, and the person who may happen to have a majority of the whole number of votes will be the President.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • In requiring more than a majority, and particularly in computing the proportion by STATES, not by CITIZENS, it departs from the NATIONAL and advances towards the FEDERAL character; in rendering the concurrence of less than the whole number of States sufficient, it loses again the FEDERAL and partakes of the NATIONAL character.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The same house will be the umpire in all elections of the President, which do not unite the suffrages of a majority of the whole number of electors; a case which it cannot be doubted will sometimes, if not frequently, happen.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner chuse the President.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • …shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice President, chosen for the same Term, be elected, as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • Now if the whole number of Christians be not contained in one Common-wealth, they are not one person; nor is there an Universall Church that hath any authority over them; and therefore the Scriptures are not made Laws, by the Universall Church: or if it bee one Common-wealth, then all Christian Monarchs, and States are private persons, and subject to bee judged, deposed, and punished by an Universall Soveraigne of all Christendome.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three-fifths of all other Persons.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The unequivocal objects of these regulations are, first, to readjust, from time to time, the apportionment of representatives to the number of inhabitants, under the single exception that each State shall have one representative at least; secondly, to augment the number of representatives at the same periods, under the sole limitation that the whole number shall not exceed one for every thirty thousand inhabitants.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • …the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted; — The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by…
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • The Person having the greatest Number of Votes shall be the President, if such Number be a Majority of the whole Number of Electors appointed; and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately choose by Ballot one of them for President; and if no Person have a Majority, then from the five highest on the List the said House shall in like Manner choose the President.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such a number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such a number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such a number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • …shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President, chosen for the same Term, be elected as follows: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • …in the presence of the Senate and House of Representatives, open all the certificates and the votes shall then be counted;—The person having the greatest number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest numbers not exceeding three on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose immediately, by…
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of…
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • …the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • …the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age,* and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • His proposition is, "that whenever any two of the three branches of government shall concur in opinion, each by the voices of two thirds of their whole number, that a convention is necessary for altering the constitution, or CORRECTING BREACHES OF IT, a convention shall be called for the purpose.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • —]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • —]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
  • —]* The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President, shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed, and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two-thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice.
    United States ’Founding Fathers’  --  The Constitution of the United States
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