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

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31 Although the link between social deprivation and road accident casualty rates has been known for some time , the scale of the problem has not been assessed either nationally or locally .
32 Is not the Minister aware that it has been known for some time that four times as many women as men suffer the chronic pain that comes from the loss of movement in and the fracture of hip joints ?
33 It has been known for some time that the inactive form of ALDH2 is present in about 50% of Japanese and Chinese and is associated with high acetaldehyde concentrations , an exaggerated flush response to alcohol , and seems to protect against alcoholism .
34 It has been known for some time that versatile plastics could be made from vegetable matter but production costs have been prohibitive .
35 It has been known for some time that the Inland Revenue has been taking a close interest in the marketing practices of livestock farmers in parts of Wales and the West Country .
36 We assume that it is enough that the new way will prove better than the old way once it has been tried for some time .
37 That has been happening for some time , but the Secretary of State and the Minister should know that .
38 The keys must have been lost for some time .
39 She must have been waiting for some time .
40 It is one of the most substantial ( 371 pages ) reconsiderations of the man and his music to have been published for some time and , although it is not easy reading , it is a stimulating book which opera producers in particular should keep handy .
41 It had been recognised for some time that only through rationalisation into larger productive and distributive units could the movement overcome the damaging rivalries among societies in the same neighbourhood , and through economies of scale promote further growth .
42 Both countries had been speaking for some time of their desire to improve relations , without making much progress .
43 The consultative document published in 1987 followed the principle that had been acknowledged for some time , drawing a distinction between essential items which were to remain free , and desirable but not essential items for which charges could be made , a distinction not in practice very easy to make .
44 This was reportedly a concession which US oil companies had been seeking for some time .
45 The phone had been ringing for some time .
46 By the time I was twelve years old I had been thinking for some time about getting a bird of my own .
47 In fact , he was so happy with the idea that had come to him from the writer , Peter Shaffer , he began the serious rethink of his career which friends like Lance Percival had been thinking for some time was overdue .
48 Concern had been voiced for some time by the Office of Fair Trading ( OFT ) as to the restrictive practices maintained by the Stock Exchange :
49 Relations between the Meskhetians and the Uzbek majority had been strained for some time , largely as a result of the poor housing and other conditions in which the Meskhetians had been forced to remain ( many still lived in shanty towns , and levels of unemployment were higher than elsewhere in the republic ) .
50 When they had been seated for some time Titch said : ‘ I suppose you 've heard the news ? ’
51 The Battersea Congress of the Party , to which this complaint was later addressed , gave official backing to a scheme which had been projected for some time , a Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition to unite the various unofficial movements which had been growing up in many important unions .
52 I decided to go back to the village , to thank him for all his help , and to carry out a plan I had been considering for some time .
53 There is little doubt also that within the DES the binary solution had been canvassed for some time , and throughout the life of the Robbins Committee interest in it was being shown in the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutes and elsewhere .
54 He had been observed for some time in the recovery unit as his central venous pressure and blood pressure were low .
55 Abingdon 's trade had been waning for some time , with its fulling mills lying in ruins and unemployment rife by 1538 .
56 By now he had had confirmation of the news he had been expecting for some time .
57 ‘ Our information is that Mr Evans left the Club in order to go and see what was delaying the arrival of his wife whom he had been expecting for some time . ’
58 ‘ The house had been neglected for some time , ’ explains Pauline .
59 This problem in combining general relativity and the uncertainty principle had been suspected for some time , but was finally confirmed by detailed calculations in 1972 .
60 The need for regulatory change had been mooted for some time .
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