Example sentences of "[vb mod] [be] [adj] to [be] [adj] " in BNC.

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61 Even if he acts in such a way from what he misguidedly thinks are ‘ humanitarian ’ reasons , the tribunal will be unlikely to be impressed , as the manner of dismissal would eliminate the possibility , however remote , that following consultation , your job might be saved .
62 The lecturer will not be there and so you will be free to be rude if you want to be .
63 It can be fun to be flexible in your approach to physical exercise .
64 Where there is a mix of your own grandchildren and stepgrandchildren , it can be hard to be even-handed and learn to accept the new arrivals .
65 The ape will slap its thigh when it sees a dog or sign ‘ gim me food ’ when it can be supposed to be hungry ; or reverse the process , if the trainer signs , by producing the appropriate object .
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