Example sentences of "have been [verb] for some time " in BNC.

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1 This has been recognised for some time , perhaps most articulately in France , as one of the attainments to be expected from a top-class academic teacher and researcher , with an outstanding ability in accurate communication with the men ( and women ) in the street : haute popularisation .
2 The need for such a centre has been recognised for some time .
3 The importance of the environmentally fragile coastal zone has been recognised for some time , and in response to growing concern for coastal environments under pressure , a new group has been set up in BGS to draw on the experience of land and marine geologists , sedimentologists and coastal engineers The geology of a strip round the coast of the United Kingdom , which in places extends several kilometres offshore , is largely unexplored .
4 The importance of the coastal zone has been recognised for some time , and a new group has now been formed in BGS in response to growing concern for the environments under pressure in this potentially fragile area .
5 The association between HIV infection and tuberculosis has been recognised for some time , and the emergence of multidrug resistance in the United States represents the latest development .
6 The research has been done for some time and the results have been known for some time , yet still the Government do nothing .
7 If this has been leaking for some time then the transfer box is probably low on oil .
8 An attempt to remove Kevin Maxwell has been mooted for some time .
9 It is clear that he has been speaking for some time .
10 It has been suspected for some time that North Korea has been working on a nuclear device .
11 I am deeply interested in the row that has been brewing for some time in the heat of the nuclear arms debate , and not only because the key figure is a friend of mine .
12 Work towards this goal has been progressing for some time , culminating in a public launch at a major conference , held in the Forum Hotel , Glasgow on 23 October , 1989 .
13 The release of these chemicals following drainage has been recognized for some time , but researchers at the Australian national research organization ( CSIRO ) now offer an explanation of the cause and also point to the great risks involved in large-scale land reclamation projects .
14 The huge space-based extravaganza has been gone for some time .
15 He has been writing for some time , starting with horror , and has more recently turned to the psychological thriller .
16 The zoo is now considering a number of proposals which includes one submitted by the staff and another by New Zoo Developments Ltd. along with an in-house plan which the Society has been developing for some time .
17 Since the department since the regional office has been suggesting for some time , or throughout the entire process of this structure plan alteration , that erm an exceptions policy should be considered by the erm county council , I think it would be consistent that we would anticipate the panel could reach a conclusion on the inclusion of the major exceptions policy as part of this alteration .
18 It has been felt for some time that the procedure and forms relating to the granting of legal aid in criminal causes could be improved , and the introduction of legal aid in the District Courts has led to the position being scrutinised and a new procedure and application form introduced .
19 Here , after a campaign has been running for some time , a sample survey is used , in which questions are asked about the brands in the market in question :
20 It has been advanced for some time by both the Liberal party and the Electoral Reform Society .
21 Concern has been growing for some time now , voiced not only by the media but also by some high-powered academics , ex-civil servants and former senior government statisticians , that official information which should be wholly objective is being distorted , suppressed or otherwise interfered with to serve the political ends of the government .
22 This comes even when death has been expected for some time , but is even more dramatic when the death is sudden .
23 In the UK , this ideal has been eroding for some time and seems unlikely to survive the escalating costs of current treatments .
24 ‘ It was only an idea he had , based on the way Robert has been behaving for some time .
25 The new sales office has been established for some time , as has the computer system connected on direct line to the main processor at Elderslie .
26 The latter phenomenon has been known for some time , Zwaardemaker recording several ‘ cancelling pairs ’ as far back as 1875 , which included :
27 The powerful hydrogen bonding capacity of fluoride , discussed by John Emsley , has been known for some time , but its potential for interfering with the vitally important hydrogen bonds between biomolecules has only recently begun to receive attention .
28 It has been known for some time that eyes give out bioelectric signals — the retina has a positive charge , the cornea is negative .
29 Segmentation is not an innovation in woodturning , and has been known for some time .
30 It has been known for some time that the majority of fibres from the left and right eyes converge upon single cells in the visual cortex of the cat and monkey ( Hubel and Wiesel , 1967 ) .
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