Example sentences of "the trouble of [v-ing] " in BNC.

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31 It may well be worth trying to gum up the joint with a mastic sealant or self-adhesive bitumastic flashing rather than going to all the trouble of dismantling the system : use the sealant on the joints even if you do dismantle and reassemble them .
32 In case Lord Milton missed the importance of making this change , Campbell took the trouble of repeating the request three days after first suggesting it , which was clearly long before the judge could have hoped to arrange such an alteration .
33 " He could have given me a ticking off , considering that he 'd gone to the trouble of telling me that you were coming .
34 ‘ It 'll save you the trouble of telling lies , and blackening your soul , and paving the way for your long sojourn in hell . ’
35 So you can take this even further if you want , by saying : why go to the trouble of using your hands at all ?
36 Why you would n't break a window to break a window , why you 'd go to the trouble of using a glass cutter
37 My own guess is that there was no significant demand for free condoms ; nobody is going to go to the trouble of collecting free condoms who would not be prepared to buy them for himself .
38 Is is worth the trouble of allowing members to propose resolutions ?
39 The high standards aimed at in such a sifting process are important if we want teachers to go to the trouble of organizing the use of our materials in their teaching .
40 It saves me the trouble of going after you .
41 Why does an exchange go to the trouble of becoming an RIE , rather than lobbying to become an ISSRO , or simply joining the Securities and Futures Authority ( SFA ) or the SIB ?
42 They rescued me from my predicament , and saved me the trouble of rewriting the entire chapter .
43 ‘ But if you go to the trouble of putting a screen round the tub , what else do you do ? ’
44 He had actually taken the trouble of ruling them out for all his business contacts as well .
45 It may be asked why it was necessary to go to the trouble of carving a model which by all accounts may only have been used once , when the same procedure , in fine day would produce a mould directly .
46 ‘ And , ’ he pursued pleasantly , ‘ I certainly had n't guessed that you had actually gone to the trouble of speculating on my reactions — to illness or to anything else , ’ he added quietly .
47 Since he wanted to delay the ceremony , but did n't want to go to the trouble of desecrating any graves , he only had one option .
48 William Houstoun went to the trouble of making drawings in the West Indies , which he bequeathed to Philip Miller and from these Sir Joseph Banks published the engravings as Reliquiae Houstounianae ( 1781 ) .
49 Cook a 4-oz. pack of frozen peas or runner beans and serve with an uncooked grated sharp-tasting eating apple to save the trouble of making apple sauce .
50 Who had gone to the trouble of making such notes ?
51 ‘ Why on earth do you think Syl went to all the trouble of making her a separate kitchen ? ’
52 ‘ If she 's dead , ’ said Sam , ‘ she 's not going to mind much about anything , and anyway , if she went to all the trouble of making that tape in the first place , she 's obviously not bothered about leaving it lying around .
53 If you do n't want to go to all the trouble of making curtains yourself , Rectella has a huge range of ready-made curtains and operates a made-to-measure service through its nationwide stockists .
54 I can if necessary put the achievements and remaining problems of my writers into words to save people the trouble of making up their own minds .
55 So my suggestion and this is only a suggestion , the beards which in the past have been interpreted as a kind of erm epigrammatic signal , in other words a kind of erm sign on the face of the male as they 're deceived , my guess is that , th that beards may actually have evolved to protect the throat because erm the critical thing in , in killing somebody is to block the , the windpipe and that 's and in fact even , even lions do this , you saw in the film when a lion kills an antelope or something , he does n't go to all the trouble of making horrible gashes , he grabs the , the windpipe and holds on until the antelope or whatever it is is just er
56 She come off the phone and she said , bloody hell she said that one of the rare times I go to the trouble of making myself butties for dinner , cos usually she gets a pasty or something , and I get invited out for dinner , you this Viv er , a friend of hers , you know the one that was having trouble with all that drainage underneath the
57 This is multi-loading and saves the trouble of closing down one program to start another .
58 You might then find that having gone to the trouble of preparing a good speech and a joke just in case , you decide that you might as well give the speech anyway !
59 I was led into all these commitments in a very friendly and deferential spirit , and in a similar spirit of friendship and hospitality I was invited to numerous social engagements , from impressive lunch in honour of the Minister of Education to an invitation to a private home in Jaipur , where my kind host and hostess had gone to the trouble of preparing sandwiches , cake , chips ( without the fish ) and pudding , in case I should not like the Indian dishes served for the other guests !
60 ‘ Believe me , I would n't go to the trouble of lying to you . ’
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