Example sentences of "may be [verb] [prep] be " in BNC.

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31 Even without evidence of a causal role in schizophrenia , the reduction of overprotective parenting may be seen to be a valuable preventive strategy for other psychiatric problems .
32 Then justice may be seen to be done .
33 I am not confident that either book may be said to be well-written ; that question , too , could be thought to arise .
34 Though we have not yet attained a full system of compulsory registration , we may be said to be moving , surely and at an increasing pace , in that direction .
35 Whether or not in our time parents may be said to be justified by the sad statistics of the permissive society , it is certain that in the nineteenth century , parents had little option because of the sad statistics of mortality among children .
36 To that extent there may be said to be a mental element required for this variety of manslaughter , but it is a manifestly low mental element compared with the death which results .
37 The difficulty lies in the fact that the edges are blurred and no one is sure just when youth may be said to be past and the second stage of adult life begun .
38 It is characteristic of fixed capital that it has an assumed lifespan — without taking into account the problem of technological obsolescence — and therefore its replacement may be said to be time-proportional .
39 Our simple macroeconomy may be said to be in equilibrium when aggregate demand ( i.e. the total demand for final goods and services in the economy ) is equal to national income ( i.e. the total value of all final goods and services produced ) : this is often referred to as equilibrium in the goods market .
40 There are those today who may be said to be living as though Pentecost had never taken place .
41 If adjustment to these constraints appears ( on the basis of psychological and/or physiological evidence ) to be innate rather than learned , they may be said to be ‘ built in ’ , or ‘ hard-wired ’ .
42 On the other hand , there is information which may be said to be external to the company , commonly referred to as market information .
43 The level of income at which SB is received is widely accepted as a crude and basic measure of the ‘ poverty line ’ , that point below which people may be said to be ‘ in poverty ’ .
44 It is such questions which one must ask of Christians , particularly Christians who would be feminist , who explain that the creation story ( or any other part of the Christian story which may be said to be sexist ) is to them a ‘ true myth ’ .
45 There may be said to be three different types of Christology : ‘ high ’ Christologies , ‘ low ’ Christologies , and ‘ message ’ Christologies .
46 This may be said to be the effect of his thought that probably there are no decent seats left .
47 It may be said to be on the right lines , but at best it provides materials for an answer to the logical question , materials which it does not combine properly .
48 A second sense in which the inner-city phonology may be said to be complex is in the incidence of lexical items that have two alternative vowel pronunciations quite distinct phonetically and phonemically from each other .
49 To the extent that these parts of the social structure are based on the same values , they may be said to be integrated .
50 Even the solicitor and the author may be said to be employed — in the ‘ simple language … used and understood by ordinary literate men and women ’ — and if they are employed , their remuneration is surely earned ‘ in employment . ’
51 They may be said to be exercising an administrative function .
52 ‘ The case may be said to be a good example of the stringency with which the courts scrutinise transactions of guarantee entered into at the instance of a debtor who is likely to be in a position to exert influence on the surety and in circumstances in which the surety can derive no conceivable benefit from the transaction .
53 Variants of ( Ε ) and ( o ) do not form a continuum along a single linear scale , but each of them may be said to be part of one or more subscales which can be constructed on , for example , the continua of roundness , or backness or length .
54 However , it may be said to be fairer than the Community Charge in that the tax does , at least , rise with the value of the house and it is reasonable to assume that those living in more expensive houses have higher incomes than those living in less expensive dwellings .
55 Belief … may be said to be the state of mind of a person who says to himself : " I can not say I know for certain that these goods are stolen , but there can be no other reasonable conclusion in the light of circumstances …
56 At any one time , though , there are a number of relationships that may be said to be in a constitutional haze .
57 There may be said to be two limbs to s740(5) .
58 She may be invited to be its Chancellor even though she 's only got one O-level .
59 As Stocking has shown , an innovation may be shown to be effective but not adopted widely , whereas another innovation may not have been demonstrated to be effective yet can become widely accepted in practice .
60 The danger consists in imagining some essence of Christianity , for example , that , because it may be shown to be immune to scientific criticism today , is assumed always to have existed and therefore , properly understood , is always impervious to criticism .
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