Example sentences of "[vb mod] [be] thought to [be] [adj] " in BNC.

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1 The first three of these are clearly concerned with the treatment of third-country nationals , and it is therefore of interest to note that the question of visa policy , which might be thought to be implicit in the second and third objectives mentioned above will fall within the scope of Community competence by virtue of the new Article 100C of the EEC Treaty introduced by the Maastricht Treaty .
2 Librarians recognize the need for an appropriate balance to be maintained within the materials which they make available to reflect differing extremes or shades of opinion on matters which might be thought to be contentious .
3 On the other hand , its penalty structure might be thought to be preferable to that of New South Wales , for the maximum penalty for each category of offence is higher than in New South Wales and the ten-year maximum for simple sexual assault enables a heavier penalty to be imposed in serious cases which do not come within the higher categories .
4 Newspaper reports , where a reporter was present at the scene , might be thought to be valuable , but unfortunately it has been shown only too often how little reliance can be placed on them .
5 Although the students had few problems in discerning a variety of viable strategies for presenting new lexis in such a way that learners might be thought to be able to perceive its meaning without the intervention of English , the areas of structure and discourse proved less tractable .
6 Some of the landowning agencies that are most restrictive are those which might be thought to be answerable to the public , or have their best interests at heart : the Forestry Commission , the Ministry of Defence and sometimes even the National Trust come to mind .
7 Except in larger firms , unanimity might be thought to be desirable in the interests of preventing further splits in the firm , and even where a majority decision is available , a genuine attempt to achieve unanimity should always be made : save in any but the clearest case , exercise of the power by a permitted majority without consultation with the remaining partners would be regarded as being in bad faith .
8 The boy shrugged , raising his brows with a mild affectation of surprise that it could be thought to be important ; but the stillness of his face and the steadiness of his eyes on Hotspur went some way towards betraying him .
9 The repercussions of this maleness of the concept of Christ may be thought to be incalculable .
10 Simon Brown J. cited no authority for this dictum , so far as it related to the possibility of supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court over the visitors to the Inns of Court , but it was cited to us as an example of a suggested parallel with the supervisory jurisdiction which the High Court undoubtedly exercises in other contexts which in some respects may be thought to be comparable .
11 Thus , in order to distance the law from the many preconceived cultural notions about rape , rapists and rape victims , a new terminology may be thought to be desirable .
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