Example sentences of "[vb past] [be] for [adj] time " in BNC.

  Next page
No Sentence
1 His interest in humanity now was stone dead , and probably had been for some time .
2 ‘ That you were having an affair — had been for some time . ’
3 According to Alcuin the oppression of the Church by the secular power had been for some time a feature of Northumbrian political and ecclesiastical life , but the problem now was that Eanbald was said to be accompanied on his journeys through Northumbria by a retinue more numerous than any which had attended on his predecessors and inclusive of low-born soldiers , and Alcuin affected to be at a loss as to why he needed so large a force .
4 At this moment the King , who had been for some time busily writing in his notebook , called out , ‘ Silence ! ’ and read out from his book , ‘ Rule Forty-Two .
5 He said it was broken , had been for some time , and that if I wanted a toilet I should go to the cafe upstairs .
  Next page