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

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31 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 ) .
32 When they had been seated for some time Titch said : ‘ I suppose you 've heard the news ? ’
33 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 .
34 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 .
35 He had been observed for some time in the recovery unit as his central venous pressure and blood pressure were low .
36 ‘ The house had been neglected for some time , ’ explains Pauline .
37 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 .
38 The need for regulatory change had been mooted for some time .
39 Professor Seymour-Strachey had been retired for some time now , and had left Grimsby .
40 That system had been intended for some time .
41 It had been known for some time that relations between Stephenson and Villa were strained because of the player 's insistence on living in his home-town of Newcastle , and several clubs , keen to secure him , were watching the situation closely .
42 The squinch had been known for some time and was used in Persia , Turkestan , Armenia and Asia Minor .
43 When somebody had been convicted of the offence , or no other offences had been committed for some time , the names were removed from the police station notice board — the police needed the space there — and put in a file or destroyed .
44 Over 40,000 people staged a demonstration in Buenos Aires on Dec. 30 against the decision , which had been forecast for some time .
45 Some would argue that the real problem lies in the fact that shares had been overvalued for some time , and that prices were likely to fall , and that the above events provided the impetus .
46 The third had been expected for some time .
47 The difficulties in comparing the two modes of treatment have been understood for some time .
48 Laws to prohibit discrimination on the ground of disability and to advance equal opportunities for disabled Britons have been mooted for some time .
49 Efforts have been made for some time to get this off the ground and a successful public meeting was held at Newtown at the end of April .
50 The sixteen paintings seem likely to remain with the Uffizi , where they have been stored for some time .
51 Bound , hard cover books , laboratory notebooks have been used for some time and have a strong pedigree .
52 These letters have been known for some time , as the aggrieved Leone published them in a pamphlet in 1764 .
53 The research has been done for some time and the results have been known for some time , yet still the Government do nothing .
54 As members will be aware , the Local Government Regions and Districts have been known for some time , and the areas of the Sheriffdoms were published at the beginning of the year .
55 If a claim is initially received under item 5 and weekly benefits have been paid for some time and the initial medical prognosis was poor , close attention should be paid to the possibility of a capital benefits claim being made .
56 It 's been known for some time that dioxins are created when chlorine is used to make paper white , but in many situations it 's been difficult to find substitutes .
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