Example sentences of "[been] [adj] for [det] [noun] " in BNC.

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1 Since the end of Athens ' archaic war with Eleusis it would have been absurd for any deme of Attica to think of rivalling Athens .
2 She must have been asleep for some hours when the sound of her opening bedroom door penetrated her dreams and brought her instantly awake .
3 He had been asleep for some time , physically exhausted after his ordeal , but now he tossed and turned , held fast in the grip of some awful nightmare .
4 ‘ The nurse tells me she 's been asleep for some time . ’
5 The mammalian gut has been stable for many millennia and acts to constrain the flexibility of E. coli 's genome .
6 She has been depressed for some time .
7 That charge has been wrong-headed for some years ; nevertheless , it has been sustained by enough left-wing activity to feed Conservative propaganda .
8 Adult worm burdens are typically in excess of 40,000 , although lower numbers are often found in animals which has been diarrhoeic for several days prior to necropsy .
9 The weather had been dry for some time and , fanned by an easterly wind , the fire spread rapidly until , within three days , it had engulfed most of the city .
10 Well it 's been dry for another day .
11 His friend and doctor , Dr James Mortimer , said that Sir Charles ' heart had been weak for some time .
12 I 'm ten years older now , and in retrospect I see that if Francesca had lived we would n't have been right for each other . ’
13 Rumours of cutbacks at the factory have been rife for some time .
14 It had originally been left to her by a noted amateur ornithologist and eccentric with whom she had been friendly for many years .
15 The state 's involvement offers crucial protection , since failure to accept a coin or tampering with it in some way , like making a forgery , then is regarded as a crime against the state , and serious penalties including execution have frequently been normal for such activities .
16 Lady Street had returned to what must have been normal for any morning at this time ; the delivery vans had gone , there was sporadic traffic in the one-way street , and people had no time to stand about gawping at the bookshop though they slowed their pace in passing and tried to look in without appearing to do so .
17 ‘ A number of invitations have been outstanding for some time , and people just chose to take them up at this stage , ’ one said .
18 ‘ He has been outstanding for several weeks now — and he 's got real pace , which you ca n't find these days , never mind buy it .
19 The annual floods had been low for some years , and conditions in the villages were very bad .
20 On the other hand , Kemp was a lightly-built , light-boned man , and it would have been possible for most people here , let us say — anyone reasonably mobile , reasonably fit — to have moved that body at least some small distance .
21 However , they were originally scheduled for different nights , but it has always been possible for this scenario to arrise , so why did n't they just schedule the matches to be played at the same time no matter what ?
22 It has been possible for some time to cruise down the Nile , or stay in some of the jewelled and painted palaces of Moghul India , or walk along the Great Wall of China .
23 ‘ That has been possible for some time .
24 For National Certificate modules it has been possible for some time to approve alternative outcomes , under certain circumstances , for students with special needs of all kinds .
25 My experience has been that for many people there is not all that difference between bringing ‘ God ’ in and touching wood .
26 ‘ The consequence has been that for some time , by mutual agreement , we have led more separate lives . ’
27 The theoretical proposal had been public for several years .
28 The technique , has been existent for some years , and should provide information which may be of use in identifying high levels of expenditure within a particular specialty within a district , and should be of value in assisting local planning .
29 During the party leadership contest much emphasis had been placed in the media on the fact that Major had not had the advantage of a privileged home background or education , that his father had once been a trapeze artist , that his family had lived in a flat in Brixton in South London , and that he had left school at 16 and been unemployed for some time .
30 But we were moving in different directions and it had been clear for some while that we stayed together out of habit .
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