Example sentences of "be for [det] " in BNC.

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1 I want to show you how grateful I am for that . ’
2 I would have died too if it had n't been for that telegraph pole . ’
3 Sad though that may have been for that particular patient , there was a positive side , the cancer never reappeared .
4 ‘ Had it not been for that publication Sally might have avoided that almost overwhelming sea of troubles which resulted from harmlessly intended praise . ’
5 His first feelings of love had been for that gloriously liberated and beautiful tomboy .
6 And doubtless there would have been many more had it not been for that unfortunate accident which befell Mr Rabbit in Mr MacGregor 's garden whereby he ended up in one of Mrs MacGregor 's rabbit pies .
7 ‘ owing to the presence of which ’ This point is normally covered in any witness statement that might be available , viz. ‘ I saw four vehicles were involved etc. ’ or ‘ if it had not been for that vehicle the accident would not have happened ’ .
8 And I 'll tell you somethin' else : your mother would n't have died if it had n't been for that man . ’
9 We might have had it all , had it not been for that One . ’
10 ‘ If it had n't been for that you 'd never have found us . ’
11 If it had n't been for that you 'd have reached Shipton and been on a train by now . ’
12 Well what would the original Gaelic have been for that ?
13 Buddy would have been 56 this year and no doubt raving on even now had it not been for that fateful February in 1959 … the day the music died .
14 erm The response has been for that authority then to groin its bit of beach , and so we end up with a situation today where along the Sussex coast practically the whole of the coast is groined , except for the areas which are backed by high cliffs , erm where we have the sorts of rates of erosion that I mentioned .
15 These little shrubs are also known as ‘ hedgehog ’ hollies , and probably have been for all of the 300 years they have been grown in gardens .
16 It was in Schiaparelli that she met Tricarico , who brought her aboard the Resplendent Trogon , which led her into the presence of Balthazar Plum — and if it had n't been for all that , she would never have acquired the Alice in the first place .
17 Most superior buildings also sustained their Palladian principles , but they became less formal : for example , the central salon , the grand reception room of the Palladian house ( Fig. 14 ) , lost some of its ceremonial identity and might even be occupied by a billiard table ; women were no longer debarred from the library , as they had been for much of the previous century .
18 Here , as he had been for much of the past week , Thomas was contentedly playing .
19 The pattern has usually been for such people to establish themselves as privileged representatives of a ‘ god ’ who has the power to punish or destroy those who do not conform to the rules which they , the privileged , have themselves formulated , but have attributed to the ‘ god ’ .
20 Indeed , the trend in the recent past has been for such experiments to get simpler and simpler ( more and more transparent ) in terms of the decision-problems given to the subjects .
21 The Faroe Islands are self-governing , but have been for many years a colony of Denmark , and still rely on the government of the old mother country for international representation .
22 An older age group of superior tradesmen here and there — the public bar fraternity shunned the place , for this had been for many years the snob pub of Belgravia .
23 According to H. C. Robbins Landon , it was the Tristan und Isolde shortly before that , a production of swarming darkness and rare musical sensibility , that had been for many people one of the greatest of all their musical experiences .
24 And there had also been for many years the musical evenings at your parents ' home .
25 There had been for many years various organizations to co-ordinate Nonconformist work in both political and religious fields and the oldest bodies dated back to the previous century .
26 The 18th baron , who inherited the title three years ago , has sensibly decided to stay on at the Dower House , where he has been for many years .
27 The 18th baron , who inherited the title three years ago , has sensibly decided to stay on at the Dower House , where he has been for many years .
28 We know how tough it has been for many but we are poised to move forward again , lacking only the spark of confidence with which a Conservative victory would ignite recovery .
29 The place anciently belonged to the Fauconbergs , but has been for many generations the seat of the Bethells .
30 The powerful states of the time normally were empires , and had been for many centuries , though a few shadowy forerunners of the nation state could be seen by 1500 .
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