Example sentences of "[vb -s] been [adv] for [art] [adj] " in BNC.

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1 Hypnosis has been around for a long , long time .
2 Europe has been around for a few thousand years and to be the first European under ten seconds … well !
3 litre turbocharged engine , a revamped version of the Ford diesel unit which has been around for a few years .
4 The drug has been around for the last 20 years , but this is the first time the research has been carried out over such a lengthy period .
5 IT HAS been downhill for the past 13 months at Bond Corporation ever since the Lonrho chief , Tiny Rowland , unleashed his first poisoned arrow .
6 The social dimension of the Community has been there for a long time .
7 She has been there for the past 10 years .
8 I mean you do get parishes where the parish priest has been there for the last thirty years or something like that .
9 I mean he 's , I think we 'll miss him , but I think he 's entitled to a move he 's been here for a little while
10 ‘ … she 's been here for the best part of a week and you 're no further forward . ’
11 The man who 's been here for the past three weekends , always at the same table , always alone and always gazing at you with those incredible dark eyes of his . ’
12 I mean surely that is a subject that 's been around for a hundred years ?
13 The problem 's been around for a long time , but what 's new is that in an age when women are releasing themselves from stereotypical roles of submission , it 's the men still locked into emotionally repressive macho fantasies who are having all the problems .
14 Well I think it 's been open to any higher education institution to grab this idea because it 's been around for a long time , the great beauty of Napier is to some degree it 's a centre of excellence it 's got its B A course so has Queen Margaret but at the bottom end but why should I say the bottom end at the bottom end it 's got the B A communications course at the top end it 's got apprentice training for printers .
15 She 's been away for the last week or so
16 Er although most people think it 's been there for a long time , it has n't .
17 Well it 's been there for the past two weeks but now he 's gone to l get a house .
18 She 's been there for the last month .
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