Example sentences of "have been [vb pp] for [det] weeks " in BNC.

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1 Mr Bell said : ‘ My programme has been set for many weeks and every day is tied up . ’
2 ‘ At the alleged places of detention , ’ Mr Ahtisaari said , ‘ the facilities were found to have been stripped of all valuable material and not to have been inhabited for several weeks at least . ’
3 They posed for photographers at the star-studded show , giving the lie to rumours they had been separated for several weeks .
4 We had been affianced for some weeks . ’
5 Even the shirts which had been left for many weeks in my laundry out-tray responded to the punishment it dished out .
6 Several aspects of the reshuffle , which had been expected for several weeks , were attacked by opposition groups who demanded greater reductions .
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