Example sentences of "[be] for " in BNC.

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1 ‘ James — I am for staying here — do you agree ? ’
2 How glad I am for them !
3 ‘ However , I am for frankness in these matters .
4 ‘ I shall try to think of some way of showing how grateful I am for your bravery .
5 If the choice now is between shoring up a democratically bankrupt Westminster or standing up for the restoration of Scottish democracy , then I am for Scottish democracy .
6 Since I , without the benefit of tax relief , am paying as much as I am for the Monarchy , I would like them to do what they have to do in silence .
7 " Miriam , " she said instead , " I can not tell you how worried I am for Harry .
8 Avid as I am for details of Claudia 's personal life , I have lost interest in the details of my own .
9 I am for a start . ’
10 I want to show you how grateful I am for that . ’
11 I can see how hopelessly unsuitable I am for you ; all I ever do is misunderstand what you say , and weep .
12 ‘ I am for King Stephen . ’
13 ( Or groundsperson , as you quickly modified it to , though let me assure you grateful as I am for your awareness of the issues involved that I have no simplistic sensibilities to be offended in this area . )
14 " But think how good I am for you .
15 no , and mean end up doing separate stew mum I am for myself it 's not fair that because I ca n't eat
16 Jaromil has discovered that writing can be what reading has familiarly been for the ordinary person : an escape , a shelter , a door to the alternative self .
17 But he does all this at the cost of suspending a due sense of the tendency there has also been for poets to see further than their noses , and to speak out , and to go to the wall for it .
18 Have been for over a week .
19 During my blue period my life also seemed to become a lot more structured than it had been for a while .
20 In an effort to prevent this kind of accident ( which is almost always fatal for the tow pilot ) , the emphasis has been for pilots to keep their glider very low just after leaving the ground .
21 Across the history of policing their need has always been for the light of research to illuminate the activities of the underprivileged and the powerless , rather than focus upon the élite themselves !
22 Most of them , perhaps , were doctors , government servants of one degree or another ; a few were farmers ( I can think of one , still remembered ) and some were just friends , as I myself have been for the Bakgatia and , I hope , for the whole new country of Botswana .
23 For many lifetimes railway practice had been for locomotives and rolling stock to be downgraded or ‘ cascaded ’ from front line to secondary services .
24 Mick was less fortunate , and when I awoke in the depressing gloom of dawn , he reported that the weather was very much better than it had been for a long time .
25 The complex of disparate elements comprising academic English was always unstable , though they might have stayed together longer if it had not been for the demands of the academic environment .
26 The England that Pound mourns the loss of is , as it had been for him from the first , an integral province of western Europe , sharing a common culture with France and always reaching out , through France , to the shores of the Mediterranean .
27 But before we jump to the conclusion that Pound had simply had a brainstorm , or had been trapped by misplaced compassion for Dunning as a lame duck , we ought to consider another possibility — that imagism , and Pound 's endorsement of Ford 's insistence on ‘ the prose tradition ’ , had never been for him more than an aberration , though in the short term a very profitable one , from a way of feeling that impelled him always toward the cantabile , a proclivity that would , in the interests of melody , tolerate notably eccentric diction .
28 Yet this admission was not so grievous for Tate as it would have been for others .
29 And glory in the 1,000 Guineas may well be a lot more than just a warming winter thought because Dead Certain beat as competitive a field as there has been for a juvenile filly 's race for many years .
30 In the course of these policies , one or the other restrictive practice has been singled out as the root cause of our ills — resale price maintenance , clearing banks ' cartel , trade unions — the cry has been for their removal .
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