Example sentences of "say [prep] [be] " in BNC.

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1 Erm but er I think when you say about being confrontational there 's if you 've got a client in front of you the last thing that you want to do is have erm a confrontation with them
2 Say nr is the number of positions in this row where one might put a piece , according to the rules .
3 for each unoccupied row , r , say nr is the number of positions in this row where one might still put a piece .
4 And if you went say to 's where they sell essential oils , theirs are pure oils .
5 Now I would imagine that the aim is for the English retrainer of the French teacher of English , say to be fully bilingual ( however defined ) and qualified to do the job , though my guess is that this will not in fact always be possible .
6 why I wonder you say to be or not to be ,
7 And especially as you say to be humorous .
8 Yeah , or somebody 's changed and cos they say to be or not to be does n't fit in as well where it is and it should of been
9 One thing that can be said about is that he he 's never drab .
10 However , there is something to be said for being kept waiting by a buyer .
11 " There 's a lot to be said for being free , " she panted .
12 Some people may find it too exciting ; certainly , there is something to be said for being on the side of the road away from the steep drops into the valley , which means driving eastwards by this route and not westwards , or into Bigorre not out of it .
13 ‘ Doctor says to be quick , ’ repeated Rose , ‘ and he 's in our Buildings .
14 Erm but to come back to the first criterion which says avoid the greenbelt , I know exactly what you mean when you say avoid the greenbelt , but if in the context of the wording before that where it says to be located beyond the outer boundary of the York greenbelt , do you need to have criterion one ?
15 What you do on that first page of the month , is you put those that , that page that says to be done in January ninety four , or whatever , erm , you put the notes on the back of the calendar card in priority order and add any other formal targets you 've got .
16 The Man with a Sheep is said to be humanitarian ; that is far from one 's experience in front of it , and the assertion is not much supported by the iconographical evidence .
17 Suppose a scene is said to be in correct perspective ?
18 I am not confident that either book may be said to be well-written ; that question , too , could be thought to arise .
19 Neither of these books , however , could be said to be intent on revenge .
20 The journalists to whom I am referring can more solemnly be said to be practising a modern art of indirection , of the unintelligible and the interminable .
21 Both this novel and the one which it resumes are ‘ hung ’ books , in the sense that Parliaments are said to be hung .
22 The letter it sends is to an attractive friend who goes about ‘ bagging birds ’ , and who belongs to a world in which the beautiful say yes to the beautiful and wildly misbehave , a world which is said to be ‘ described on Sundays only ’ , in papers like the News of the World — but which is also described in Take a girl like you .
23 Between men and women , too , there is said to be a barrier .
24 So the two works are said to be both like one another and unlike .
25 His shiksas and replicas , hostilities and escapes , have taken part in a great game of long duration , and he can be said to be reviewing the state of play .
26 That Bellow , this participant in Roth 's inner life , can also be said to be out there in the world as his friend , and perhaps his rival , is a fact which does not help one to decide whether or not to trust the reports of literary duality — what comes in has to have been out — but it is very much in the tradition .
27 If my lady can be said to be amusing .
28 But if you think of it as model of whole world , as great cathedrals were said to be , or physicists ' models today ?
29 VITALITE Light is a sunflower oil spread which is said to be high in polyunsaturated fat , and low in saturated fat and cholesterol .
30 Such groups were said to be like the foreigners in the adjacent forces , for it was constantly repeated that many wanted to join us but failed because of some inadequacy .
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