Example sentences of "[modal v] be said [prep] be [adj] " in BNC.

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31 We shall say that the word form cousin is general with respect to the distinction ‘ male cousin ’ / ’ female cousin ’ ; bank , on the other hand , will be said to be ambiguous with respect to the sense distinction ‘ financial institution ’ / ’ side of river ’ .
32 For it is being questioned whether a symbol which would appear to be necessarily male can be said to be inclusive of all humanity .
33 Those who win regularly on significant issues can be said to be powerful .
34 It believes that everything in the world is related to everything else in such an intimate way that only the whole is , can be said to be real , and only by seeing everything in its associated network of the whole to which it belongs , of the complete whole to which it belongs , can it be understood .
35 Yet , as Mary Ainsworth ( 1969 ) points out in relation to the concept of attachment between mother and child ( monkeys included ) , a mental or physiological condition can be said to be present even when it is not visible in behaviour .
36 God is present throughout reality in the sense in which a person can be said to be present throughout his or her body .
37 As we noted , anaphora concerns the use of ( usually ) a pronoun to refer to the same referent as some prior term , as in : ( 90 ) Harry 's a sweetheart ; he 's so considerate where Harry and he can be said to be co-referential , i.e. pick out the same referent .
38 Two is that there , in some sense , some perhaps rather extended and difficult sense , this totality of everything which we have to take by storm directly if any detail of the world is every to be understood , can be said to be mental .
39 If all these separate grams occur then the candidate string can be said to be allowable .
40 Two are highly valued , namely lidya ( shy , timid , ashamed ) and höntugen ( frightened , fearful ) , and can be said to be integral aspects of the Chewong person ( Howell 1988 ) .
41 By virtue of being hand-made , all oriental rugs can be said to be unique — a weaver , no matter how hard he or she tries to follow a particular design , will invariably make small mistakes or innovations which will impart some individual flavour to the work — but it is rare to encounter a rug in which the weaver has consciously striven to express his own creative ideas at the expense of a traditional design .
42 Is saying , ‘ Oh , I 'm so tired ’ natural tiredness-behaviour for us , in spite of the fact that ‘ I 'm tired ’ , unlike yawning , even pretence yawning , can be said to be true or false ?
43 In this matter of mouths , the Nile can be said to be modest .
44 Well , no one movement can be said to be wrong , it is the repetition of a movement that begins to put a strain upon the body .
45 Miss Ellis writes cleverly and without wasting words , and her tale of Lili whose father is Egyptian and whose mother English , and whose own nature allows her to assume either nationality as the whim takes her , can be said to be compact and readable .
46 In principle , therefore , even where the delay can be said to be unjustifiable , the imposition of a permanent stay should be the exception rather than the rule .
47 In principle , therefore , even where the delay can be said to be unjustifiable , the imposition of a permanent stay should be the exception rather than the rule .
48 For our present purposes , there are two main senses in which the inner-city phonology can be said to be complicated : first , there is a much higher degree of ‘ low-level ’ allophonic variation in the inner-city than in outer areas , resulting in a wide range of variation and frequent overlap between phonemes ; yet , this variation can be shown to be rule-governed ; second , there is a high incidence of what I have called phono-lexical alternation ( as measured in variables of type 2b ) in the inner-city , which is much reduced in outer-city communities .
49 Consider the extent to which the approach can be said to be atomistic or holistic , bottom-up or top-down .
50 If my lady can be said to be amusing .
51 The second section looks at the various legal provisions which can be said to be concerned with certain specific social and moral educational objectives : the law on sex and race discrimination , religious education and collective worship , sex education and the coverage of political issues in the classroom .
52 If talking Patois is best analysed as a social activity rather than a purely informational one , then the narratives by Susan and Stephen can be said to be exceptional in that they do not involve any other participants from the same speech community .
53 It is true , certainly , that feeling good for no particular reason , and the sensation of warmth , do not involve objects or contents that can be said to be determinate in a certain sense .
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