Example sentences of "be [vb pp] over [art] long [noun sg] " in BNC.

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1 In early 1977 , for the first time in 30 years , campesinos in the central region of the country occupied land from which they had been evicted over a long period of time to make way for export crops .
2 In this type of study , trend values of consumption and income are collected over a long period of time so that most cyclical fluctuations are smoothed out .
3 As the ice slowly melts the plants are watered over a long period .
4 There are plenty of other collections with which to compare this one that do seem to have been written over a long period , and , indeed , the possible Eckard autograph F-Pn D 14218 ( see n.5 ) , with its much more disparate contents , its fragments , and its changes of hand toward the end , is such a source .
5 Also , employers are constantly employing new staff so the return on selection has to be calculated over a longer period of time to get a true picture of the effects of selection methods .
6 For a start , it allows spreading to be carried over a longer period during the winter months ( Table 1 ) .
7 The run-down was to be stretched over a longer period and the agreed strength raised from Sandys ’ proposed 45,000 to 55,000 .
8 This is clearly not the case where some very frail old people are concerned but reciprocity can be viewed over a long time scale .
9 Capital allowances deducted from the taxable income may be higher in the early years ( and therefore lower in the later years ) thin book depreciation , which may be charged over a longer period .
10 An additional incentive is that a garden , in contrast to its associated historic building , does not always need substantial sums for major fabric repairs at the outset and can be revived over a longer period of time .
11 But obviously a place not already converted would cost less initially , and the price of rebuilding would be spread over a longer period .
12 It faced substantial protests , however , from water suppliers , notably in the UK ( see pp. 36903 ; 37159 ) and in West Germany , who objected that the massive costs involved would need to be spread over a longer period .
13 Debt due for repayment within two years could be paid within five years , and debt due to be repaid over a longer period could be paid within eight years .
14 This explains how the disease can be misdiagnosed over a long period and stresses the need for biopsy specimens whatever the type of gastric lesion .
15 These real arts of the field man 's work can only be acquired over a long period , and they must be practised and refined by an officer on his own in the course of his work .
16 If it 's a professional job they will have been observed over a long period and their habits and financial status will be known . ’
17 It points out , however , that decommissioning costs are spread over a long period , while those of reprocessing spent fuel are more immediate .
18 Christmas puddings , jars of mincemeat , bunches of holly , fruit , nuts , table-mats , serviette-rings and dozens of other useful little articles they had made carefully and patiently were spread over a long trestle table in the hall .
19 Complex adaptations have developed because in certain circumstances the same selection pressure has been maintained over a long period of time .
20 Ethnographic research has special qualities suited to dealing with controversial topics in sensitive locations , for it entails a gradual and progressive contact with respondents , which is sustained over a long period , allowing a rapport to be established slowly with respondents over time , and for researchers to participate in the full range of experiences involved in the topic .
21 ‘ The offer price of 240p is spread over the longest instalment period ever on any privatisation .
22 All your behaviour , with the exception of those reflexes that were built into the system , has been acquired over a long period of ad hoc learning .
23 This is seldom needed for analysis purposes but random access mode is often used where the records are held over a long period and have to be updated with the passage of time .
24 Brussels Cathedral ( 490 ) was built over a long period .
25 This was built over a long period — both Peter Parler and Rejsek worked on it .
26 This experiment was conducted over a longer time period ( ten days ) , starting with young plants .
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