Example sentences of "have been [v-ing] for some years " in BNC.

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1 Opinion : ‘ … it will not be known until Sizewell B has been operating for some years whether the PWR will become the established nuclear option that has been sought for 30 years . ’
2 The decommissioning of a small experimental reactor on the Sellafield site has been continuing for some years .
3 Reagan hammered away at themes which he had been developing for some years and which would be wheeled out every time he ran for public office .
4 Bernard and Laura escaped on to their sailing boat for much of the summer , a yacht they had been enjoying for some years now , and they pottered around Mykonos in Greece .
5 The London General Omnibus Company had been experimenting for some years and , in 1910 introduced to the streets of London , their ‘ B ’ type , petrol engined , double-decker , opened top buses .
6 It may also have been that the government was unwilling to lend further strength to the clamour for the reform of the Official Secrets Act ( which has now happened ) that had been mounting for some years .
7 The power of Chaos had been growing for some years .
8 Profits had been falling for some years ; investment collapsed suddenly in summer 1974 .
9 In practice Anglo-American co-operation had been increasing for some years , but this was now expanded .
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