Example sentences of "can [not/n't] be [verb] to be " in BNC.

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1 Likewise they implicitly assume that over the medium-term ( 3-10 years ) , the supply side can not be assumed to be constant .
2 All suggestions are given in good faith and for general help and guidance but since detail may vary with different roofs they can not be assumed to be suitable for every application .
3 ‘ We can not be seen to be throwing more resources at solving this murder , but the truth is , that is what we are doing . ’
4 The market can not be seen to be a neutral , fair process whose structure simply permits participants to exercise free choice in negotiating and concluding exchange transactions .
5 In these circumstances they can not be seen to be sacrificing their independence for that would undermine their claims to being objective in taking decisions at work .
6 However , morally speaking , the nature of these states can not be seen to be catering for the betterment of the broad masses but the consolidation of a ruling groups power .
7 The Salvationists associated together ‘ for a purpose which can not be said to be otherwise than lawful and laudable , or at all events can not be called unlawful ’ .
8 Skill in letter-writing is by no means evenly distributed among the population and letter-writers can not be said to be representative of the general population .
9 That is , what must be done in certain circumstances can not be said to be good without qualification and might involve evil and suffering .
10 That may be so , but while a quarter of the public does not have complete confidence in the police that code can not be said to be working .
11 Someone who calls out ‘ Cooee ’ can not be said to be saying something that is true or false .
12 This will account for the fact that although it is the obvious lesson of Darwinism that species mutate , they can not be said to be aware of this nor in any sense to change themselves .
13 But what about those conflicts that do not take place within such a constituted social system , such as conflictual bourgeois societies which can not be said to be unified , except , as Sartre suggests dismissively , by appeal to a lost paradise before the class struggle ?
14 Descombes describes a comparable paradoxical structure in his account of ‘ originary delay ’ : a first event can not be the first event if it is the only event ; it can not be said to be a first until it is followed by a second , which then retrospectively constitutes it as the first — which means that its firstness hovers over it as its meaning without being identifiable with it as such .
15 In adjudicating , a meaning is attributed to a rule of law which can not be said to be correct or incorrect .
16 Ruether 's , if she is not saying in any sense of Christ that he is unique , surely can not be said to be so .
17 That they are not such statements is in accord with the fact , rightly insisted upon by Hume , as already noted , that causes can not be said to be in a certain logical connection with their effects : the fact that it is not contradictory , however mistaken it may be , to assert that a causal circumstance for an event existed but that the event did not occur .
18 For example , an Indian village producing Kashan-style rugs can not be said to be part of the Kashan weaving group ; nor can the Persian towns of Kashan and Arak be placed together , despite their relative proximity , because of the strong dissimilarities in their rugs .
19 That being so , the direct object can not be said to be totally redundant .
20 Where a previous Court of Appeal decision can not be said to be in line with the House of Lords ' authority on the same subject .
21 If the explanation given is correct , however ( and no other suggests itself ) then there is no reason to prevent the prosecutor who has elected in favour of the substantive offence from seeking to amend so as to substitute the conspiracy count instead : a straight exchange of counts based on the same facts can not be said to be over-burdensome .
22 That can not be said to be a full description of reason within the disciplines , for they can not be sustained without values and judgement .
23 Some change is certainly necessary , but by itself can not be said to be sufficient or specific .
24 If the purpose of the law is to protect women from acts of sexual intercourse to which they have not in fact consented , whether by reason of force actually applied , physical or other threat , or fear induced by the accused or by others , then the relevant question would appear to be : Did this particular woman , in these particular circumstances , submit to this particular man ; or did she in fact freely consent to have intercourse with him ? … if the law deems the woman to have consented to the act despite ample evidence of threats which rendered her submissive but non-consenting , then the law can not be said to be serving its true function of protecting individuals from the imposition of non-consensual sexual intercourse . ’
25 The decision in Rask is , of course , considerable help in support of the contention that the claim would otherwise have succeeded , but can not be said to be conclusive on the point , since it is for the national court to evaluate all the circumstances when assessing whether there was in any particular case a transfer of a business .
26 A man can not be said to be truly willing unless he is in a position to choose freely , and freedom of choice predicates , not only full knowledge of the circumstances on which the exercise of choice is conditioned , so that he may be able to choose wisely , but the absence from his mind of any feeling of constraint so that nothing shall interfere with the freedom of his will ( Scott LJ in Bowater v Rowley Regis Corporation [ 1944 ] KB 476 ) .
27 Nevertheless , all these matters are only indicative , and can not be said to be conclusive .
28 Alternatively , the pursuer 's advisers may appreciate that being unable to produce better vouching , the claim can not be proven to be worth more than the Tender which is , consequently , accepted .
29 The point is that it can not be presumed to be , without careful enquiry into the whole range of factors that bear upon educational decisions .
30 Hence those who take a floating charge from a company which can not be proved to be solvent , and which does not survive for a further year , can not thereby obtain protection in respect to their existing debts , but only to the extent that they provide the company with new value and thus increase the assets available for other creditors .
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