Example sentences of "[vb pp] [prep] a long period " in BNC.

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1 Perhaps the attitude developed during a long period of established practice and little change .
2 For a start , it allows spreading to be carried over a longer period during the winter months ( Table 1 ) .
3 In early 1977 , for the first time in 30 years , campesinos in the central region of the country occupied land from which they had been evicted over a long period of time to make way for export crops .
4 It is widely accepted that the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century was preceded by a long period of gradual economic growth , but when the upturn began remains uncertain .
5 In the Chandni Chowk shopkeepers boarded up their premises , buried their treasure and prepared for a long period of unrest .
6 Brussels Cathedral ( 490 ) was built over a long period .
7 This was built over a long period — both Peter Parler and Rejsek worked on it .
8 As the ice slowly melts the plants are watered over a long period .
9 There are plenty of other collections with which to compare this one that do seem to have been written over a long period , and , indeed , the possible Eckard autograph F-Pn D 14218 ( see n.5 ) , with its much more disparate contents , its fragments , and its changes of hand toward the end , is such a source .
10 Signatories of GATT could institute tariff changes which might discriminate against third parties only if done over a long period of time , so giving those third parties the opportunities of adjusting to the change without suffering severe economic disruption .
11 In this type of study , trend values of consumption and income are collected over a long period of time so that most cyclical fluctuations are smoothed out .
12 ‘ This is one that Alan has had for a long period of time , ’ Mr Cross said .
13 Also in the crypt is the Duomo treasury , a pay-to-enter collection that is closed for a long period at lunch .
14 A behavioural response is strengthened when it has an increased probability of occurring ( frequency ) or when it is likely to be performed for a longer period of time ( duration ) .
15 It was the result of a carefully planned experiment based on numerous other experiments performed over a long period .
16 All subjects studied were regular smokers but the duodenal ulcer patients were significantly older and had therefore smoked for a longer period ( Table I ) .
17 Does my hon. Friend agree that when such councils involve constitutional amendments to the treaty as well as , as always , substantial business for the Heads of Government to transact , some new formula should be produced whereby meetings could be scheduled for a longer period ?
18 Although mistrusting children , he showed an absorbed interest as he took the photographs and gazed at Henrietta ( fourteen ) , Samantha ( just ten ) and the baby Jacqueline ( now three and born after a long period during which Hugh had displayed a lack of interest in physical contact ) .
19 Your friends usually are the one you have known for a long period of time , for example at work or at university .
20 The foundations were now securely laid for a long period of prosperity rising to a peak in the early fourth century , if one can judge from the mansion-type houses in the towns and countryside .
21 If a ‘ back fence ’ is used , the stock is confined to its daily strip and the remainder of the grass is completely rested for a long period .
22 ‘ … and the pathetic thing was that he thought he had just recovered from a long period of madness . ’
23 The run-down was to be stretched over a longer period and the agreed strength raised from Sandys ’ proposed 45,000 to 55,000 .
24 Figure 18.4 shows , by means of five-year moving averages of deaths per million in England and Wales , how the disease has behaved over a long period in relation to other serious illnesses .
25 The interior cooling recorded by contraction at the surface must have persisted over a long period .
26 Also the junction between the uncorroded metal and the applied patina is very sharp , whereas a patina which has developed over a long period of time will have eaten into the metal in a very irregular and quite characteristic manner that is very difficult to imitate .
27 Scientific examination has shown that they are made of bronze similar to that used in genuine Italic figures from Italy and the patination appears to have developed over a long period , suggesting that they are not modern copies .
28 Within the orbit of the late Roman world , Christianity was primarily receptive ; it inherited a set of institutions ready-made , conformed to a social and political structure which had developed over a long period , and learned to live with a culture which it had little part in creating .
29 The final separation may mean an agony of divided loyalty for the children of the marriage or it may spell relief from intolerable tensions which have developed over a long period .
30 Also , employers are constantly employing new staff so the return on selection has to be calculated over a longer period of time to get a true picture of the effects of selection methods .
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