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

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1 Freud 's work has been said to be unusable for this reason — that is , that it , too , was based on a biased sample .
2 The social cost of these processes , added to by government policies , has been said to be the end of ‘ consensus politics ’ and a turning away from the notion that the social hierarchy can be perceived to be legitimate .
3 Those who act at the place of business must be doing so on the business of the company and not their own account ; the crucial question has been said to be , ‘ Does the agent in carrying out the foreign corporation 's business make a contract for the corporation , or does the agent in carrying out his own business , sell a contract for the foreign corporation ? ’ .
4 The principal problem about them has generally been said to be that of their meaning or semantics .
5 Section 33 of the Taxes Management Act 1970 , even if it applies to composite rate tax , is not applicable for a number of reasons , not least that no valid assessment could be made under an invalid regulation , that no assessment was in fact made and that , even if made , the assessment could not on the facts of the present case have been said to be ‘ excessive by reason of some error or mistake in a return : ’ section 33(1) .
6 More generally , however , this tort has been said to be the genus of which the other unlawful means torts ( intimidation and interference with contract and conspiracy where unlawful means are involved ) are species .
7 A trade union or union official calling its members out on strike is therefore protected but it has been said to be arguable that an individual striker has no protection against a claim that he uses unlawful means when he withdraws his labour because this situation does not appear to fall within section 13(1) .
8 This is despite a major reduction in the proportion of calls performed by deputising services , the use of which had been said to be the main factor increasing the numbers of night visits .
9 The canvassing by a member of other members of the court , for or against a forthcoming application , has been said to be improper : Macdougall v. Miller ( 1900 ) 8 S.L.T. 284 ; and has led to proceedings being quashed : R. v. Ferguson ( 1890 ) 54 J.P .
10 In Britain various landforms have been said to be exhumed from beneath a covering of Triassic sediments .
11 The following are some of the features that have been said to be characteristic of primitive societies .
12 It has been said to be a fundamental contradiction in the Weberian model of bureaucracy .
13 It is strong where personal liberty or property rights are affected , but has been said to be weaker in the case of modern statutes , particularly those establishing a sophisticated regulatory regime , such as the FSA .
14 Both this novel and the one which it resumes are ‘ hung ’ books , in the sense that Parliaments are said to be hung .
15 So the two works are said to be both like one another and unlike .
16 Consequently they are said to be only suitable for the rarified world of HQ where men with no ‘ bottle ’ and the non-combatants have fled .
17 Greying a little at the temples , Leonard unconsciously confirms why he is labelled one of Canada 's sexiest men , a handsome and elegant man with dark eyes ( they are said to be green , but that never showed in the light of Montreal , nor in its wintry sunshine ) .
18 Those born on a Friday are said to be marked out for special piety , which does not mean that they will be pious necessarily ; only that their natures are imbued with that proclivity .
19 Thus some things that are said to be going to happen , do happen .
20 Frontrunners are said to be British Aerospace and Daimler Benz .
21 As in previous attacks on the protesters , the real agents provocateurs are said to be the Western media egging on the rabble .
22 Several big British companies are said to be ‘ extremely interested ’ .
23 The two witnesses are said to be a retired Swiss shopkeeper who had business dealings with Mr Ryan in the early 1970s , and a British businessman who had dealings with Mr Ryan in Libya .
24 As this book goes to press , ACAS are said to be ‘ trying again ’ .
25 English family relationships are said to be less strong than those of Asians , but most English people would be deeply shocked if their grandmother or grandfather , coming to visit them , or their young brother or sister , was held in detention by people with quasi-police powers , accused of lying and then sent back ; or if their husband or wife , coming to join them after a long separation , was further delayed for years and then told that they were not the people they claimed to be and hence had no right to come at all .
26 Schooldays are said to be the happiest days in your life but for Asian children in Britain they are often the harshest .
27 Beef , Chicken , Vegetable and Low-Fat Granular Beef flavours are said to be high in meat , chicken or vegetable extracts .
28 Each cooking function can be used singularly or simultaneously and the controls are said to be simple to operate .
29 Sir Derek Alun-Jones , chairman of Ferranti , and some other directors of the troubled group are said to be ready to resign in February once a share issue to raise £187 million in finance for the group is agreed by shareholders ..
30 Half of all aircraft are said to be inoperable and two thirds of all vessels are in port at any given time .
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