Example sentences of "may be say [prep] be [adj] " in BNC.

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1 It is such questions which one must ask of Christians , particularly Christians who would be feminist , who explain that the creation story ( or any other part of the Christian story which may be said to be sexist ) is to them a ‘ true myth ’ .
2 A second sense in which the inner-city phonology may be said to be complex is in the incidence of lexical items that have two alternative vowel pronunciations quite distinct phonetically and phonemically from each other .
3 It is characteristic of fixed capital that it has an assumed lifespan — without taking into account the problem of technological obsolescence — and therefore its replacement may be said to be time-proportional .
4 On the other hand , there is information which may be said to be external to the company , commonly referred to as market information .
5 I am not confident that either book may be said to be well-written ; that question , too , could be thought to arise .
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