Example sentences of "over the years [pers pn] have " in BNC.

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1 Few things are more poignant than a holiday romance , and we 're very happy to say that over the years we 've brought more than a few couples together who are now living happily every after .
2 Over the years we 've enjoyed annual family holidays without feeling the pinch and we 've built up good relationships with our neighbours and the surrounding community .
3 ‘ In the early days we worried a bit about comeback , but over the years we 've just got more outrageous , ’ he says .
4 And er over the years we 've built up a reputation I know is is a genuine one say that because I know that you 're going to appreciate this course and I use the term very very particularly you will enjoy it .
5 Of course , over the years we 've campaigned , as I was telling someone only yesterday in another club that I go to at the church , that I said you know we , the Co-op Womens ' Guild , were helping to put water into Africa before any of this Band-aid and Live-aid was thought about .
6 The best of british waterski-ing is on show this weekend at Kirtons Farm just off the M4 … over the years we 've produced 5 world records … 6 world champions … 8 european records … 55 european champions and 21 team golds … some success story which should continue in the masters competition which takes off tomorrow and reaches the finals on sunday afternoon …
7 yeah and it 's a public relations exercise , and we 've been lumbered with it you know over the years we 've tried to push crime prevention and people come in and they do take notes of various things you know there 's obviously some people who come in and talk about crime prevention which we can answer fully , there are other enquiries about everything from bloody
8 You know this sort of thing and all British wildlife has got its own little characters , every species is different er and you know thousands of animals we 've taken in over the years we 've just learnt different things about different animals that suit different animals .
9 Over the years we had often talked about Elsie and Simon and Elsie 's sudden departure but my mother had never mentioned this most important fact .
10 Over the years we had become so attached to Renishaw Road that our new , smaller house in Thorne Road seemed cold and indifferent to our worries .
11 If they are ill they get good doctors , if there is a divorce … over the years we have worked and experimented to discover new things and remember old ones .
12 I have found that over the years we have never had a problem with the Michelin tyres and they offer excellent value for money .
13 Over the years we have been thankful to hear the BBC World Service in Chungking , Kuala Lumpur , Los Angeles , Guyana , Nigeria , Alaska and many other places — and that clear , calm statement of the news spoken with suave detachment in impeccable English has never ceased to satisfy .
14 Over the years we have always striven to improve on trolley safety , ’ said spokeswoman Wendy Godfrey .
15 ‘ the excellent OUP series Resource Books for Teachers … over the years we have learned that anything with the Maley name attached is worthy of serious consideration .
16 We have always been interviewed simultaneously , which can be advantageous : over the years we have worked out quite a double act .
17 Over the years we have proved to be an effective and efficient council and I believe you have all contributed greatly to making Lothian such a progressive authority .
18 Over the years we have many times benefited form the advice and support which the CCPR gives so generously .
19 We 've tried all sorts of things erm and we 've erm sort of erm included erm Lesley 's Elmore Support Team has come and talked to him and tried to support him as well , so over the years we have done all sorts of things to try and support him , as I have to try and support all sorts of people .
20 Over the years they had often made love like this , in his back bedroom when the parents were in the house — Rachel seemed to enjoy the danger — although never on the floor before !
21 Over the years they had attended the same victuallers ' functions , and on every occasion Harcourt had kept very much to his own table .
22 Over the years they had become friends of the family and had been granted privileges — one of which was limited entry to the Domain .
23 Over the years they had worked well and closely together until the political situation in Russia underwent the first dramatic changes .
24 Well , not really but they have been disillusioned over the years they 've promised so much and then they 've never seemed seemed to get anywhere but I think , I honestly think they would , people would get behind them , if they could see they were going somewhere I mean like this season they seem to have fallen away yet again .
25 No they they 've over the years they 've got some very fucking good write ups .
26 They have provided a wonderful opportunity to get to know dolphins in the wild , and several of the females have given birth over the years they have been frequenting Monkey Mia , thus enabling study of their maternal care and child development .
27 Over the years they have carved out a powerful position within the town 's antique trade .
28 Apart from their resident populations , over the years they have served as a ‘ dumping ground ’ for people forcibly removed by the South African government from ‘ white ’ areas .
29 The property was bought by the Blandy family in 1884 , and over the years they have farmed the estate and improved the gardens .
30 Movies are a medium of communication , and over the years they have developed their own language of expression .
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