Example sentences of "have been [vb pp] for some " in BNC.

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31 It has been known for some time that eyes give out bioelectric signals — the retina has a positive charge , the cornea is negative .
32 Segmentation is not an innovation in woodturning , and has been known for some time .
33 It has been known for some time that the majority of fibres from the left and right eyes converge upon single cells in the visual cortex of the cat and monkey ( Hubel and Wiesel , 1967 ) .
34 Although the link between social deprivation and road accident casualty rates has been known for some time , the scale of the problem has not been assessed either nationally or locally .
35 Is not the Minister aware that it has been known for some time that four times as many women as men suffer the chronic pain that comes from the loss of movement in and the fracture of hip joints ?
36 It has been known for some time that the inactive form of ALDH2 is present in about 50% of Japanese and Chinese and is associated with high acetaldehyde concentrations , an exaggerated flush response to alcohol , and seems to protect against alcoholism .
37 It has been known for some time that versatile plastics could be made from vegetable matter but production costs have been prohibitive .
38 It has been known for some time that the Inland Revenue has been taking a close interest in the marketing practices of livestock farmers in parts of Wales and the West Country .
39 We assume that it is enough that the new way will prove better than the old way once it has been tried for some time .
40 Another possibility is that the gas density may have been overestimated for some reason .
41 The keys must have been lost for some time .
42 Mama was rehearsing , that was all ; but it should perhaps have been kept for some other time .
43 Well he must have been transferred for some reason or other .
44 The Prince was sitting quietly there , his hands clasped , staring down at the table , so silent he could have been taken for some studious monk ; his robes , however , were splendid , his fingers covered in precious rings , and his hair and golden beard carefully combed and oiled .
45 His eyes gleamed with what might have been taken for some inner illumination .
46 They frequently appear to have been written for some private academic argument rather than to inform prospective students .
47 It is one of the most substantial ( 371 pages ) reconsiderations of the man and his music to have been published for some time and , although it is not easy reading , it is a stimulating book which opera producers in particular should keep handy .
48 It had been recognised for some time that only through rationalisation into larger productive and distributive units could the movement overcome the damaging rivalries among societies in the same neighbourhood , and through economies of scale promote further growth .
49 Another suggestion was that an entire class of LMS express locomotives had been withdrawn for some reason .
50 The consultative document published in 1987 followed the principle that had been acknowledged for some time , drawing a distinction between essential items which were to remain free , and desirable but not essential items for which charges could be made , a distinction not in practice very easy to make .
51 The schedule of accommodation which forms the basic document around which the rest of the building note is developed , and which I shall illustrate , was prepared , for this particular group of patients , in precisely the same way as it had been done for some of the other sub-groups within mental illness and mental handicapped for which various supplements have been prepared to which I referred above .
52 Concern had been voiced for some time by the Office of Fair Trading ( OFT ) as to the restrictive practices maintained by the Stock Exchange :
53 Relations between the Meskhetians and the Uzbek majority had been strained for some time , largely as a result of the poor housing and other conditions in which the Meskhetians had been forced to remain ( many still lived in shanty towns , and levels of unemployment were higher than elsewhere in the republic ) .
54 Relations between this group and the government had been strained for some years because of the sect 's links with Libya and its occupation of a disputed eight-acre site west of the capital , where it had built a commune .
55 When they had been seated for some time Titch said : ‘ I suppose you 've heard the news ? ’
56 Though since to find an alternative word was n't going to alter matters at all by the look of it , Fabia began to wonder if perhaps Vendelin Gajdusek was coming back from Prague today to keep his appointment but had been delayed for some reason or another .
57 This placed an unfortunate obstacle in the path of the police who might otherwise , simply on the grounds of suspicion , make a ‘ clean sweep ’ of all known criminals — a policy that had been advocated for some years by Matthew Davenport Hill , the Recorder of Birmingham — as a sure means to guarantee the safety of the streets .
58 The Battersea Congress of the Party , to which this complaint was later addressed , gave official backing to a scheme which had been projected for some time , a Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition to unite the various unofficial movements which had been growing up in many important unions .
59 There is little doubt also that within the DES the binary solution had been canvassed for some time , and throughout the life of the Robbins Committee interest in it was being shown in the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutes and elsewhere .
60 We had been affianced for some weeks . ’
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