Example sentences of "[verb] [adv] been for [adj] [noun] " in BNC.

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1 Subsequent Acts have tended to produce more detailed requirements , but the main thrust has always been for nationalized industries ' accounts to produce , as a minimum , the amount and kind of information that a PLC has to produce .
2 The pattern has usually been for such people to establish themselves as privileged representatives of a ‘ god ’ who has the power to punish or destroy those who do not conform to the rules which they , the privileged , have themselves formulated , but have attributed to the ‘ god ’ .
3 There is never a month that I am not overseas , and has n't been for many years — long before I achieved my present position .
4 It was her idea to come here each summer , but she has n't been for three years now .
5 It has n't been for three years . "
6 There was a lesson at school I should have loved if it had not been for poor Lucy .
7 But she brought them because it salved her conscience to bring something , and she had not been for two weeks now .
8 ‘ owing to the presence of which ’ This point is normally covered in any witness statement that might be available , viz. ‘ I saw four vehicles were involved etc. ’ or ‘ if it had not been for that vehicle the accident would not have happened ’ .
9 ‘ Sir , ’ he said to the court , ‘ I would be a dead man by now if it had not been for this gentleman . ’
10 And equally clearly , concealed in the base of the box , it had not been for public view .
11 They were marching behind the others with great dignity , accountable as they had always been for good order and common sense and respectable behaviour .
12 And there had also been for many years the musical evenings at your parents ' home .
13 I would have died too if it had n't been for that telegraph pole . ’
14 And I 'll tell you somethin' else : your mother would n't have died if it had n't been for that man . ’
15 Deep inside , I thought that George loved Lennie and vice versa because if it had n't been for this love , they would n't have been able to survive happily together .
16 They have not been for some time except to people who still remember The Beatles and The Animals .
17 Yes dear I went to erm , er the er holiday camp in October to erm , er with the Red Cross and I went with the , Charlie took me and I went in a car with a friend of mine we went to the Red Cross holiday in Patefield , but it poured of rain every day every day it poured of rain did n't October it was terrible , ever so cold , but we were well looked after you know and I enjoyed it and we had the wheelchairs to go around in on for the dancing , it was really great I thoroughly enjoyed it , I have n't been for two years I had n't , but I went like in October , cos you 're only allowed really every two years to go , that 's all you 're allowed really , but I thoroughly enjoyed it you know , it was nice
18 Cos I have n't been for two years since I 've been to that one !
19 I have n't been for three years .
20 You 're lucky , I have n't been for three days .
21 " I have n't been for some time .
22 " No , and there have n't been for some time . "
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