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

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31 Next morning , for the first time since she had started at G.W. , she arrived late , almost too terrified to step across the threshold .
32 His voice had deepened , the words becoming more guttural as for the first time since she 'd met him he seemed to struggle with a language which was not his own .
33 He looked at McAllister for the first time since she had begun to help him , and saw her strained white face , the eyes enormous in it .
34 It was the direction of her life she was questioning , for the first time since she had settled on a career .
35 For the first time since she 'd met him there was genuine warmth in his eyes , concern robbing his features of their normal granite harshness .
36 She could see it in his face , his guard , for the first time since she 'd known him , completely lowered .
37 He looked as if he was going to protest , but his eyes caught her face , and for the first time since she had known him Nelson was one hundred per cent a grown-up .
38 Bernie was speechless , for the first time since I 'd known him .
39 For the first time since I cried my heart out in Puerto Rico — I was crying .
40 For the first time since I had been shot down I was alone .
41 ‘ Almost for the first time since I was a child , ’ I thought , ‘ I am glad that it is my birthday .
42 ‘ But for the first time since I came to England in August 1977 , I 'll be hoping Liverpool do n't win again .
43 Taylor said enthusiastically : ‘ After the win against Turkey , it was the first time since I 've been England manager that I 've gone back into the dressing room and felt the emotions I did as a club manager .
44 For the first time since I had come to the college I had access to student political material because my boyfriend was reading the posters , leaflets and student newspapers to me .
45 I actually slept fairly well last night , for the first time since I got here .
46 For the first time since I had to leave home , this is a place that will leave a scar .
47 Jan sat on one of our original moquette chairs and Darren picked up the atmosphere and , for the first time since I 'd met him , sat on a chair in silence .
48 For the first time since it was shown at the Berlin Secession in 1902 , the National Gallery has reconstructed Edvard Munch 's ‘ The Frieze of Life ’ ( until 7 February 1993 ) , a loose association of forty or fifty pictures illustrating the important and highly autobiographical themes of love , anxiety and death , to which the artist makes a first reference in his correspondence in 1893 .
49 ‘ When I come out of a house having heard a victim laugh for the first time since it all happened — I know that 's why I do it , ’ she says .
50 With exactly half the seats in the Congress the PSOE was without an absolute majority for the first time since it came to power in 1982 .
51 Last year the Group cut its dividend for the first time since it became a quoted company in 1970 , but this year analysts expect the dividend to be held at last year 's figure , with Pilkington digging into reserves in order to fend off the resulting loss of confidence .
52 Highlight is the Manx International over three laps ( 113 miles ) , which goes back Am/Pro for the first time since it started in 1936 .
53 For the first time since he became leader , he is in the position to set the political agenda .
54 More immediately delightful , she saw Nelson Mandela , an intimate friend of her youth , for the first time since he was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964 .
55 For the first time since he was a professor at Cambridge , he began to hope , though with modesty , that he might be chosen for the work .
56 Returning to Moscow at the age of 52 , for the first time since he left to live in London 26 years ago , Ashkenazy said : ‘ In my modest way , I thought I could endorse what 's happening in my country . ’
57 Tug opened his mouth automatically , but for the first time since he had been there , he let the words go unsaid .
58 She turned to look into Gazzer 's face , concentrating her attention on him for the first time since he had climbed up to sit beside her in the sand dunes .
59 Everyone , I am sure , will have been delighted to see Sandy Lyle making the cut for the first time since he won in 1988 .
60 She came last to Lachlan , and for the first time since he had startled her raised her head to look him in the face .
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