Example sentences of "to the trouble of " in BNC.

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1 Some states even go to the trouble of having two switches , one a ‘ dummy ’ , so that everyone can say , ‘ it was n't me who actually killed him ’ .
2 WHEN Ron Dennis , the managing director of McLaren International , goes to the trouble of stressing that his team intend to continue giving Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost impartial treatment during the final two races , such a commendably even-handed approach immediately arouses suspicion in a sport governed by an organisation which is not exactly noted for its equitable methods .
3 I once went to the trouble of having a pair made in the finest white doeskin but fortunately I have now outgrown such extravagances in much the same way that I have outgrown the petty conversations and banal posturings of those who frequent literary gatherings or , worse , television studio canteens .
4 My own guess is that there was no significant demand for free condoms ; nobody is going to go to the trouble of collecting free condoms who would not be prepared to buy them for himself .
5 Senior mandarins had gone to the trouble of finding accommodation for Labour 's promised Ministry for Women .
6 William Houstoun went to the trouble of making drawings in the West Indies , which he bequeathed to Philip Miller and from these Sir Joseph Banks published the engravings as Reliquiae Houstounianae ( 1781 ) .
7 From this point onwards it was entirely unnecessary for a testator to go to the trouble of writing a general damnatio in his will .
8 The Epitome or Gaius ' Institutes still distinguishes between legacies and trusts , and even goes to the trouble of explaining what the difference is .
9 The main problem is that the cost of most new resistors and capacitors is now so low that it is barely worthwhile going to the trouble of removing and testing them .
10 But why should any western power go to the trouble of administering a third world country when these can simply be milked dry ?
11 Who had gone to the trouble of making such notes ?
12 If you are very keen to try pressing wild flowers , do go to the trouble of checking which species are protected and be strong-willed enough to leave them well alone .
13 ‘ It 's frustrating when we go to the trouble of providing better facilities for away supporters and then incidents like this happen . ’
14 It may be asked why it was necessary to go to the trouble of carving a model which by all accounts may only have been used once , when the same procedure , in fine day would produce a mould directly .
15 So you can take this even further if you want , by saying : why go to the trouble of using your hands at all ?
16 Given full rein to run as far as they want , the plants are living very well and do n't feel in any particular danger , so there is no need for them to waste energy by perpetuating the species and going to the trouble of producing flower and setting seed .
17 At any rate , it was difficult to see that the FAA had any good reason not to implement the very important recommendations made by their own US investigating authority , the NTSB , after the Windsor accident , especially as the RLD had gone to the trouble of flying to Los Angeles to make their point .
18 Numerous trials have evaluated the various procedures performed during pregnancy and labour ( Iain Chalmers has even gone to the trouble of collating them ) but very few of these ideas have changed obstetric practice .
19 The high standards aimed at in such a sifting process are important if we want teachers to go to the trouble of organizing the use of our materials in their teaching .
20 Although the Chinese transformed rhinoceros horn into forms of customary refinement , it seems unlikely that they went to the trouble of removing agglutinated masses of hair from rhinoceros snouts and lavishing such skill on them for purely aesthetic reasons .
21 You might then find that having gone to the trouble of preparing a good speech and a joke just in case , you decide that you might as well give the speech anyway !
22 Since he wanted to delay the ceremony , but did n't want to go to the trouble of desecrating any graves , he only had one option .
23 It 's even worth going to the trouble of sending your own System file of font suitcases .
24 Why you would n't break a window to break a window , why you 'd go to the trouble of using a glass cutter
25 " He could have given me a ticking off , considering that he 'd gone to the trouble of telling me that you were coming .
26 It would be a waste of time actually to go to the trouble of filling the space itself with blanks .
27 Rather more interesting , however , to Julia than either Ian 's or Canon Wheeler 's vision for the Church was the very puzzling question of why , when he invariably summoned his subordinates to come to him by phone , Wheeler had today put himself to the trouble of walking up a back staircase to the servants ' quarters ?
28 ‘ Given that an angry parent might just conceivably break Gray 's neck for , as you put it , touching up his youngster , why should he go to the trouble of severing the head , and then putting it in the Cathedral font ?
29 She was being carried at considerably over the legal speed-limit towards an unknown destination — and quite possibly what a Victorian heroine would have regarded as a ‘ fate worse than death ’ , since she could hardly imagine that Luke had gone to the trouble of virtually kidnapping her in order to spend a quiet weekend playing Scrabble .
30 ‘ Why did you go to the trouble of hiring me if what you wanted were the same drab old styles of before ? ’
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