Example sentences of "is [adv] that " in BNC.

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1 ‘ It is since that I studied it , ’ said Greg .
2 But for the moment , that 's not the point — which is rather that those who have been , legitimately or at least understandably , affronted by the pretensions of Olson as poet should not therefore write him off as anything but what he was : an exceptionally earnest and magnanimous man , and a man moreover who knew , as few poets since John Milton have known , what the polity looks like from the point of view of those who administer it day by day .
3 This is not to suggest that consistency is an unworthy value : the argument is rather that there is a need to decide upon the categories to which the argument of consistency is being applied , and above all to recognize that simple resort to the allegation of inconsistency might serve to conceal the conflict between a number of social interests or principles .
4 It is rather that people can get to the stage of remembering some experiences , quite often the good ones , that were shared with the person who has died .
5 It is rather that he realigns fantasy and fact by using a set of ready-made and entirely artificial rules governing talking animals to explore the workings of a no less unnatural , controlled and rigidly inhuman system .
6 It is rather that the whole point of a national curriculum will be lost if it can not be assumed that children at 11 will be ready for whatever is the generally agreed content of the first year at secondary school .
7 The point is rather that we now have a strong data base from which to operate , and that the technical means are now available which would reveal precisely what our signals do mean ; perhaps to show that there are monsters , perhaps to find , at least beyond reasonable doubt , that their existence is too unlikely to warrant further study .
8 It is not , stresses Pavitt , that the UK has abruptly ceased to invest in computer hardware and software in the current recession , it is rather that companies which invest prudently , for example , in a better accounts receivable system to improve their cash flow , are likely to outweigh the number of competitive advantage go-getters .
9 The sense is rather that this is how man 's lot came to be , and he should accept it .
10 It is rather that there is a fundamental difference in the distribution of syntactic features between the two modes .
11 It is rather that the idea and ideal is always likely to function as a corrective to complacency rather than as a prop to It .
12 The point is rather that the so-called independent check is a mere repetition of the procedure which it is supposed to be checking .
13 In fact , language , through abstraction , is a much more efficient form or communication and possesses much more control over its interpretation , and it is rather that this difference in evocation is less likely to be evident in artefactual symbolism than in linguistic symbolism .
14 It is rather that until it is recognized as a convergence , and as a problem of convergence , the usual reaction , even when sympathetic ( and this , among an older and established generation , is comparatively rare ) is to see it as little more than a loose grouping of specialist studies either of communications , in their modern specialized form as ‘ the media ’ , or of the rather differently specialized field of ‘ the arts ’ .
15 Our conclusion , overall , is rather that a large book on Greece was not a serious possibility for long , if at all ; that the actual book written was , in an important sense , Wagnerian from the start ; but that , notwithstanding the extent of Wagner 's influence , there is no good reason to suppose that Nietzsche ever went against his own inclinations for Wagner 's sake , whether by adding material , changing it or suppressing it .
16 My hon. Friend the Member for Dagenham ( Mr. Gould ) corrects me : it is rather that Brian Walden will visit the Secretary of State for lunch and take the cameras with him .
17 The first type of usage , that where the infinitive is non-realized ( He tried to get free ) , would appear to arise when the movement denoted by to is not carried to its end-point , i.e. when only the beginning of the movement signified by to is actualized : The second type , where the sense is rather that the infinitive 's event is actually realized ( He managed to get free ) , seems to arise where the speaker has actualized the whole of the movement signified by to , thus reaching the point where the realization of the infinitive event takes place .
18 That is , our problem is not one of vicarious liability , of finding some reason why a shareholder should share some other person 's or group 's primary responsibility ; it is rather that we can find no one else who is primarily responsible and in whose responsibility he might share .
19 It seems that problems of proof loom large here : there is a fear that the unscrupulous would manipulate any law permitting ‘ mercy killings ’ , and the argument is presumably that this would put at risk more unwilling parties than a law allowing euthanasia would benefit willing parties .
20 The rationale for UDCs is presumably that the scale of urban decline necessitates the creation of independent , centrally-appointed development agencies that are free from the apparent constraints of local government .
21 The explanation for this effect is presumably that the very early events in the cascade of memory formation involve electrical activity within the neurons and that the immediate shock disrupts this process ; by the time the delayed shock is given , however , the cascade is already past this phase , and is no longer vulnerable .
22 Similarly , C. S. Lewis 's The Allegory of Love is praised by Kathleen Tillotson for charting the nature and evolution of two " principles " , or fundamental movements of the human mind — romantic love and allegory : " It is rarely that we meet with a work of literary criticism of such manifest and general importance as this . "
23 if I strike a child in a manner likely to cause harm it is right that if the child dies I may be charged with manslaughter .
24 Leeds is now the third largest city in England and the 20th in Europe , so it is right that it should have international ambitions .
25 In our efforts to promote extensification of livestock production , it is right that we should question whether livestock production should be allowed unrestricted use of technology in order to produce maximum output from the minimum amount of land .
26 Forster is right that the correlation between the variables is far from perfect ; the data points are spread quite widely to either side of the line .
27 Judge Donald Herrod added : ‘ This is a very dramatic turn of events and it is right that this prosecution should not continue . ’
28 But Mr Bliss is right that we have to assume that the abductors are politically motivated terrorists — ‘ '
29 He is right that the Lords has a great deal of collective wisdom , and probably more talented minds than the House of Commons during this administration .
30 However , if it is right that a change is as good as a rest , you should now feel rested and ready to cope with anything .
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