Example sentences of "have been [vb pp] 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 An attempt to remove Kevin Maxwell has been mooted for some time .
8 It has been suspected for some time that North Korea has been working on a nuclear device .
9 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 .
10 The huge space-based extravaganza has been gone for some time .
11 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 .
12 It has been advanced for some time by both the Liberal party and the Electoral Reform Society .
13 This comes even when death has been expected for some time , but is even more dramatic when the death is sudden .
14 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 .
15 The latter phenomenon has been known for some time , Zwaardemaker recording several ‘ cancelling pairs ’ as far back as 1875 , which included :
16 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 .
17 It has been known for some time that eyes give out bioelectric signals — the retina has a positive charge , the cornea is negative .
18 Segmentation is not an innovation in woodturning , and has been known for some time .
19 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 ) .
20 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 .
21 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 ?
22 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 .
23 It has been known for some time that versatile plastics could be made from vegetable matter but production costs have been prohibitive .
24 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 .
25 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 .
26 The keys must have been lost for some time .
27 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 .
28 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 .
29 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 .
30 Concern had been voiced for some time by the Office of Fair Trading ( OFT ) as to the restrictive practices maintained by the Stock Exchange :
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