Example sentences of "[modal v] [verb] been [prep] [adj] [noun] " in BNC.

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1 It seems odd at first sight that Celsus senior should have been of this view , and odder that he managed to persuade Ducenius Varus ( consul in AD 95 ) and his colleagues that it was the correct one .
2 She looked exquisite , breakable , so desirable that not a few lustier members of the congregation , whose minds should have been on holier things , found themselves in a sudden , quite ferocious state somewhere between arousal and bewitchment , which could bring any man to his knees .
3 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 .
4 I think the department of Health was swayed rather more than it should have been by that lobby , because the sort of service that was intended to set up in Camberwell has not yet been set up .
5 , take some photographs of car parks , should of been there weeks ago and she and you have to be ready for , she should have been in this week how he 's going to get them to do that , there 's a train , there 's a er few hours service or what , it 's gon na cost a bomb And he 'll probably end up paying for it cos he I do n't know whether he 's doing it or not , it 's what he should of been doing .
6 Cheques should have been in last week .
7 Any academic learning at Stamford , therefore , must have been of limited scope and only the rebel students and masters between 1333 and 1335 ever issued degrees .
8 So Wilson 's work of ‘ Cader Idris ’ , even if only seen by Green as a print , must have been of seminal interest .
9 Gould 's arrangements for his own children were meticulously considered , which must have been of some consolation to his wife , who had dutifully resolved to accompany her husband to Australia .
10 He had been Town Sergeant from 1846 , and a formidable character he must have been to any offender .
11 Welcome as the Cabinet 's new policy must have been to some Ministers in the Lords , such as Lord Pakenham , then Minister of Civil Aviation and an abolitionist to his fingertips , voting for suspension can not have been an agreeable experience for the unyieldingly retentionist Lord Chancellor , Jowitt .
12 It must have been with some degree of cautiousness and a heightened sense of responsibility that Gould once more stocked up on shot , caps , and powder on his way back through Launceston for the journey home .
13 She had said ‘ the rest of you ’ and I had never heard her so distance herself before , but what astonished me was the realisation that my father must have been at that party , must have returned with my mother to the villa in the small hours , must have been aware of me in my little white pyjamas and Panama hat .
14 They must have been at that game for ages — and no anaesthetics , either .
15 It must have been at that time that his habit of keeping notes on his travels began .
16 It must have been at some time , because I can speak it now .
17 This very large accession takes up where the first deposit stopped , and covers the years 1861 to 1920 , in addition to some titles and papers of earlier date which must have been at some time extracted from their proper place .
18 I must I must have been I must have been on good form that day
19 He had visited the place in 1937 and it must have been on this occasion that he took photographs of the village and of St Michael 's Church there ( where later his ashes were to be interred ) .
20 It also gives the information that Rolle was " accustomed to show himself very familiar to recluses , and to those who needed spiritual consolation " and it must have been during this period of his life that he met his disciple Margaret de Kirkeby .
21 Considering how many times he must have been through this script , there are a lot of ‘ ums ’ and ‘ you knows ’ and pauses , but eventually we get there .
22 Here the choice must have been between good lakes and less good lakes .
23 It is difficult to visualize now , but it must have been within this pavilion that the young Roshanara consulted her spies as she reclined on carpets beside the gently bubbling irrigation runnels .
24 Oh it was a dreadful thing when you come to think of it now , the poor women could n't help it she was must have been in desperate straits to do a thing like that .
25 Aaron 's mother , Lesley , 26 , said : ‘ He was very calm and must have been in great pain .
26 You must have been in full-time employment for a fixed time before you can claim ?
27 Well , I must have been in first year juniors .
28 Coming back , as always , to the Jurassic , one has only to compare the 30 ammonite zones represented in one foot of sediment in Sicily with the 15 000 feet representing a single zone in Oregon , to realise how startlingly different rates of deposition must have been in different places .
29 This being must have been in some way necessary to humanity , it is inconceivable that this is not so , for surely there would have been evidence of at least one enduring civilisation that had neither ‘ god ’ nor temple .
30 Must have been in this room when I got here .
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