Example sentences of "have been for " in BNC.

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1 Yet this admission was not so grievous for Tate as it would have been for others .
2 In fact they are no more adequate for primitive societies than they would have been for any others .
3 The procedure would have been for the pilot to pull a handle , situated between his legs , which jettisoned the canopy while activating a rocket that fired his seat and that of his navigator clear of the plane .
4 This may have been for meals during the day while living elsewhere , or perhaps it was to make existing accommodation there more adequate for his use .
5 The simplest method would have been for a French submarine to wait for the Rainbow Warrior somewhere on the high seas and sink it with a torpedo but that posed the problem of what to do with any survivors .
6 However gratifying this may have been for Stirling , one distinct step was taken to clip his wings and stop his independent lobby of senior officers .
7 What little opportunity there might have been for careful integration , had been lost .
8 It is interesting to speculate what the consequences would have been for the curriculum if his view had prevailed .
9 The cry should have been for real money , the only means by which genuine choice can be exercised and discrimination on the basis of age eliminated .
10 Sad though that may have been for that particular patient , there was a positive side , the cancer never reappeared .
11 The buildings on either side would have been for the slaves and workshops , the bath-house and latrines .
12 Impressive reading it may have been for some , but tantalizing for the men and they certainly rose to the occasion .
13 This may have been for a local production company producing a video for one of their corporate clients ; at the other end of the scale , you may have written some pieces for the broadcasters ( BBC , ITV , etc . ) .
14 The ceremony will be a bitter-sweet reminder of what might have been for Princess Margaret , forbidden from marrying her divorced sweetheart Peter Townsend .
15 The only cost would have been for the satellite transmission , which would have been shared . ’
16 We have seen what a struggle it must have been for men in the late 18th century to keep body and soul together — how much worse , then , for their womenfolk .
17 Alternatively , if the company fell on hard times , the instrument took on not only a debt , but a highly onerous debt feature when the company 's need would have been for equity .
18 All these hours in Madamoiselle McKirdy 's class will not have been for nothing .
19 Had she been so , then last night 's work would have been for naught .
20 It could not have been for lack of qualifications , for Moira had served seven years on the BBC 's General Advisory Council and four years as a director of Border Television ; so one can only assume it was because of my Liberal Party connections .
21 What a tragedy that must have been for them all .
22 The friend said : ‘ The ideal solution would have been for Camilla to break off with Andrew , but it never happened .
23 The various cups and horns in graves may have been for the consumption of alcoholic liquid , including beor , ealu , medu and win ( Fell 1975 ) .
24 It might have been for her , but I thought she could have shown some gratitude , considering the work her stepmother and I had gone to .
25 But if no convincing reason for the station can be found , and if the project will no longer create so many jobs , then all the effort will have been for naught .
26 On occasion , strong political interest could push a young man forward much more rapidly than could have been for the good of the service .
27 Cecilia reflected on how massive the explosion must have been for her and that beautiful girl to have heard it up here in West Hampstead .
28 It is only necessary to reverse the meaning of the sentence to realize how difficult it would have been for Baldwin to have given a negative answer .
29 Now it was empty as it could n't have been for centuries , left to the tide and the sea birds .
30 Enthusiastic as some of the clergy may have been for war and seduced as they sometimes were by their own eloquence and propaganda for it , they were less eager about the burdens which it entailed .
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