Example sentences of "not be held to be [adj] " in BNC.

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1 A decision will not be held to be unlawful because it is ‘ unreasonable ’ in the ordinary , non-legal sense .
2 Pickets handing out leaflets to passers by may thereby cause harassment , alarm or distress , but they should not be held to be guilty of an offence on that account alone .
3 The traditional view is that there is no age below which a child can not be held to be guilty of contributory negligence .
4 The Chief Justice did however stress that a by-law would not be held to be unreasonable simply because a particular judge thought that it went further than was prudent or necessary or convenient .
5 Yet this is a ability rather than a benefit , and on these grounds the trust can not be held to be valid .
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