Example sentences of "[noun] over a long period " in BNC.

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1 This can have a rather unsettling effect over a long period — the family man can not promise to take his children to the seaside or his wife out to dinner more than a week ahead without the chance that he might be in India , California or Scotland at the time he promised .
2 The accumulation of data over a long period of time is a situation that lends itself well to the use of a microcomputer .
3 The only way that we could definitely ascertain the extent of the increase in recorded crime which is due to changes in reporting and/or recording practices would be if there were available victimization data over a long period .
4 This applied to many houses in the street , presumably brought about by the making up of the road with gravel over a long period .
5 There was considerable vaginal dilation ; in my view , only consistent with full penetration over a long period .
6 The large amounts of data needed for such an analysis were obtained by means of a participant observation method which allowed the investigator to record speakers over a long period , returning to collect more data if specific gaps emerged in the course of the analysis ( cf. 3.1 ) .
7 It may also be possible to argue that where the party has failed to respond to a notice of assignment from the purchaser , such lack of action over a long period is an implied consent where that party has dealt with the purchaser after completion .
8 If this analysis is accepted , then it is clear that the attempt over a long period of time to protect the position of those living in privately rented accommodation has failed and has , in fact , made the position worse .
9 It will be difficult or impossible to establish a course of dealing on the basis of a small number of transactions over a long period .
10 ‘ Both were using it in the sense that , in regard to the Inns , the judges over a long period , from time to time , had concurred in the Inns performing the duty of selecting those persons who were fit and proper persons to be called to the Bar and to be entitled to a right of audience in the courts and the duty of suspending or prohibiting such persons from practice .
11 Common sense as well as medical evidence tells us , however , that excessive drinking over a long period of time can lead to health problems — and that drinking vast quantities in a short space of time is both foolish and dangerous .
12 Records may have to be kept for reference over a long period of time and therefore they must be adequately protected .
13 Other types of skin cancer are associated with continued exposure to the sun over a long period .
14 The two main sets of circumstances to which the Act is normally applied relate first to mental disorder and secondly to self-neglect over a long period .
15 Permanent income can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the existing stock of both ‘ human ’ and ‘ non-human ’ wealth over a long period of time .
16 Recall from Chapter 19 that this is a long-run measure of income which can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the stock of human and non-human wealth over a long period of time .
17 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
18 The majority of the work shown was very recent , but several of the pieces date back as much as 10 years revealing her fascination with the themes from classical mythology over a long period .
19 The explanation is that , given a totally unvarying diet over a long period of time , especially if it is from kittenhood right through into adult life , a cat 's ‘ food variety mechanism ’ gets worn down and is finally switched off altogether .
20 Poor timekeeping over a long period usually amounts to misconduct .
21 To know that there 's someone going to buy your crop over a long period of time , or part of your crop , ideally , over a long period of time , does help people to plan ahead .
22 On the other hand , in certain other areas of our bulk chemicals we have been very successful in maintaining a good margin business over a long period of time .
23 Iron fittings could replace wooden components gradually , allowing major alterations to take place over a long period .
24 It had to take place over a long period , in the face of a prodigious number of uncontrolled variables which were likely to confuse the outcome .
25 The solidarity of the community is strengthened … by a shared history of living and working in one place over a long period of time … .
26 Those few casual workers in the catering industry who do seem to work on a more or less continuous , almost full-time basis over a long period for a single organisation ( the plaintiffs in the oft-cited " O'Kelly case " ) , tend to possess skills which that organisation , and indeed other potential employers , value .
27 If that 's the case , then we could argue , an and will do , that now is a good time to borrow on a fixed term basis over a long period .
28 When some sociologists talk of the ‘ socialization function of the family ’ , therefore , they are not talking of a family deliberately and consciously performing a function assigned to it from outside by ‘ society ’ , but rather of a more subtle process that arises out of the facts of being married , of sharing a residence over a long period of time , and of parenthood .
29 Thus you will already be aerobically fit , that is able to sustain a relatively low work-load over a long period .
30 The stimulating article Some library costs and options by Brown ( an economist ) concludes ‘ it seems to be worth acquiring and providing storage for , books likely to be wanted more often than , once in about 1.7 years over a long period ’ .
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