Example sentences of "have been [vb pp] [prep] [adj] time " in BNC.

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1 This has been recognised for some time , perhaps most articulately in France , as one of the attainments to be expected from a top-class academic teacher and researcher , with an outstanding ability in accurate communication with the men ( and women ) in the street : haute popularisation .
2 The need for such a centre has been recognised for some time .
3 The importance of the environmentally fragile coastal zone has been recognised for some time , and in response to growing concern for coastal environments under pressure , a new group has been set up in BGS to draw on the experience of land and marine geologists , sedimentologists and coastal engineers The geology of a strip round the coast of the United Kingdom , which in places extends several kilometres offshore , is largely unexplored .
4 The importance of the coastal zone has been recognised for some time , and a new group has now been formed in BGS in response to growing concern for the environments under pressure in this potentially fragile area .
5 The association between HIV infection and tuberculosis has been recognised for some time , and the emergence of multidrug resistance in the United States represents the latest development .
6 The research has been done for some time and the results have been known for some time , yet still the Government do nothing .
7 An attempt to remove Kevin Maxwell has been mooted for some time .
8 It has been suspected for some time that North Korea has been working on a nuclear device .
9 The release of these chemicals following drainage has been recognized for some time , but researchers at the Australian national research organization ( CSIRO ) now offer an explanation of the cause and also point to the great risks involved in large-scale land reclamation projects .
10 The huge space-based extravaganza has been gone for some time .
11 It has been felt for some time that the procedure and forms relating to the granting of legal aid in criminal causes could be improved , and the introduction of legal aid in the District Courts has led to the position being scrutinised and a new procedure and application form introduced .
12 I would guess that she has been hurt at some time in the past , probably having banged her head or hip .
13 But before I try to answer these questions , let me remind you once again that there are vast areas of the globe , where ethnic politics , however embittered , are not nationalist , sometimes because the idea of an ethnically homogeneous population has been abandoned at some time in the past , or never existed — as in the US — or because the programme of setting up separate territorial , ethnic-linguistic states is both irrelevant and impractical .
14 In order to standardize all these local times , the worlds has been divided into 24 time zones — each spanning 15 ° longitude .
15 Claire paddles away at buttons on telephone , scours desk for material to take to meeting ( 3.00 p.m. , the worst ) gets hung up fielding call from incandescent client wanting to know why contract has been mis-drafted for third time in succession …
16 The medical journals still present a variety of possible remedies , many of which sound most desperate and bizarre missionaries report from China that they have been cured by having needles stuck into their bellies and arms , yet this is not thought too strange to mention … and almost every variety of chemical substance has been proposed at one time or another , all of which is a sure sign that our profession remains baffled by this disease . "
17 It has been advanced for some time by both the Liberal party and the Electoral Reform Society .
18 This comes even when death has been expected for some time , but is even more dramatic when the death is sudden .
19 God 's plan is held to be comprehensive , and has been set for all time .
20 The new sales office has been established for some time , as has the computer system connected on direct line to the main processor at Elderslie .
21 The latter phenomenon has been known for some time , Zwaardemaker recording several ‘ cancelling pairs ’ as far back as 1875 , which included :
22 The powerful hydrogen bonding capacity of fluoride , discussed by John Emsley , has been known for some time , but its potential for interfering with the vitally important hydrogen bonds between biomolecules has only recently begun to receive attention .
23 It has been known for some time that eyes give out bioelectric signals — the retina has a positive charge , the cornea is negative .
24 Segmentation is not an innovation in woodturning , and has been known for some time .
25 It has been known for some time that the majority of fibres from the left and right eyes converge upon single cells in the visual cortex of the cat and monkey ( Hubel and Wiesel , 1967 ) .
26 Although the link between social deprivation and road accident casualty rates has been known for some time , the scale of the problem has not been assessed either nationally or locally .
27 Is not the Minister aware that it has been known for some time that four times as many women as men suffer the chronic pain that comes from the loss of movement in and the fracture of hip joints ?
28 It has been known for some time that the inactive form of ALDH2 is present in about 50% of Japanese and Chinese and is associated with high acetaldehyde concentrations , an exaggerated flush response to alcohol , and seems to protect against alcoholism .
29 It has been known for some time that versatile plastics could be made from vegetable matter but production costs have been prohibitive .
30 It has been known for some time that the Inland Revenue has been taking a close interest in the marketing practices of livestock farmers in parts of Wales and the West Country .
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