Example sentences of "the first time [pers pn] [vb past] " in BNC.

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61 Hell , the first time we met you were bringing in some by-hand-of-bearer letter telling us we were trying to depose the monarchy devalue the pound and make the natives play baseball instead of cricket .
62 ‘ Y-you asked me that the first time we met . ’
63 He really did n't like it the first time we played it , so he tried spoiling it .
64 I 'll tell you about Penny Lane , my tiniest youth , I was tiny , so tiny , too tiny to spit on , and my friend Chock who lived in the bathroom radiator , hissing low inside my head , shrivelling at the clink of my mother 's heels in the hallway , holding his breath , whispering , a lady is coming , dancing to the plaid of the bathroom tiles and to the records my father played ; and the first time we heard ‘ Penny Lane ’ , we knew we had heard it before .
65 The first time we went , Marie wore her bra and knickers , but she was told off for that , so she bought this real nice swimming costume .
66 The first time we went he looked at the dog and showed no interest .
67 ‘ I remember the first time we went to bed and did the business .
68 ‘ Anyway , ’ my girlfriend said , ‘ the first time we went out for dinner , you did n't pay for me .
69 The first time we went on strike in 1976 to obtain a collective contract , the North American manager said to the strike committee : " You do n't need a trade union here — this is a factory full of women ! "
70 The first time we went out was to the pictures and we did n't say a word to each other all night .
71 ‘ I mean , to have a German plane shot down the first time we went up . ’
72 He took me out last Sunday and I said as we were driving over to Lavenham , I said an early would be much appreciated , I said I cooked the Sunday Lunch for my lodgers , but I have n't , in fact , had any myself he said you 've got to have a high tea , he said you must have a proper meal and he ordered up salad and a a ham salad and have this and have that and have the other , where as some of them like this chap Gerald who was erm sent me by one of the other agencies the first time we went out he took me to a meal and he obviously felt that quite enough , after that he used to come out to see me after he 'd had his meal meanness , hanging onto money !
73 The first time we went without Chrissy , and the second time we did .
74 But the first time we went
75 you know what he said the first time we went into sociology I mean I feel a bit like you must of felt then
76 The first time we went
77 Well the first time we went when we went all together did n't we ?
78 I 've managed to erm , the first time we went skiing is when we lived in the States , we went to like , er , not dry ski slopes there , but it was like false snow , that 's the same as you erm , they were really , was like eleven years ago , sort of like , technology had n't quite advanced terribly much , you know , and these bindings , you had like , metal clips on the bottom of your boots , and you had to put the thing in and clip the boot , clip the thing round on the skis , to keep your boot on the ski , right , it was n't like toe clips where you shove your foot ,
79 Clint : ‘ There 's never been any doubt for us right form the first time we came over .
80 She whispered — she did n't mean to whisper but she could n't help it — ‘ The first time we came , when we were so scared , it was n't just Mister Johnny .
81 We really felt at home here from the first time we came .
82 Meeting Jack in his butch horn-rims gave me a feeling of intense familiarity and the first time we banged glasses together in mid-kiss I just knew it was sight at first love .
83 Meeting Jack in his butch horn-rims gave me a feeling of intense familiarity , and the first time we banged glasses together in mid-kiss I knew it was sight at first love .
84 It is unlikely that any of us could remember the first time we saw our own reflection ( mirrors often form part of toys aimed at very small babies , such as activity mats or cot toys , and there are , of course , lakes , kettles and other possibilities for reflection ) ; what is likely is that it was a member of our family ( probably our mother ) who told us : ‘ That 's you , that 's what you look like ’ .
85 It was the first time we made a connection .
86 The first time we made love , I started out believing I hated you , but when we … by the end I knew I did n't really , and that I loved you .
87 The first time we took advantage of our basic area potato quota ( 0.5 hectares from the Potato Marketing Board ) , we painstakingly planted , with the children roped in , buckets under arms tripping up and down the ridges , more Scotch seed than potatoes harvested .
88 It was the first time we 'd had proper monitors on stage — which meant it was the first time John heard his own voice .
89 It was the first time we 'd ever done an overland journey .
90 Yes , yeah , when you had one delivered , that 's the first time we 'd ever seen one was n't it ?
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