Example sentences of "[modal v] [be] hold to " in BNC.

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1 Suppose by mistake or accident he fails to repay on the day named , is it fair that he should be held to the terms of the deed ?
2 There was no reason to ignore the general presumption that parties who agree to an arbitration clause should be held to their bargain .
3 No one , suggested a judge in a leading case , should be held to be guilty of theft by reason of conduct to which no moral obloquy could reasonably attach .
4 This is put forward as an alternative basis on which the transfer should be held to be void .
5 In my opinion , a document should be held to be void ( as opposed to voidable ) only when the element of consent to it is totally lacking , that is , more concretely , when the transaction which the document purports to effect is essentially different in substance or in kind from the transaction intended .
6 A separate dimension of the social enterprise perspective is that if we view the company as a public or social body , albeit under private control , then its directors and managers should be held to requirements of disclosure and standards of ethical conduct appropriate to those carrying out public functions .
7 The critical question , the answer to which underlies any statement concerning jurisdictional limits , is whose relative opinion on which matters should be held to be authoritative ?
8 Distinctions between errors within and errors going to jurisdiction should be discarded ; any error of law should be held to be jurisdictional if the case depended upon it .
9 For example , the two competing public interests in employment cases are : ( a ) a person should be held to his promise ; and ( b ) every person should be free to exercise his skill and experience to the best advantage of himself and of those who may want to employ him ( see Lord Atkinson in Morris ( Herbert ) v Saxelby [ 1916 ] 1 AC 688 ) .
10 Parents should be held to some degree , not necessarily to a tune of a thousand pound , but they should be made in some way , to be responsible for their
11 To receive the full benefit of the policy , therefore , it must be held to maturity , particularly since the first two years ' premiums are largely taken up in charges .
12 Since it was impossible to envisage the use of nuclear weapons in any way consistent with the laws of war , and since great and apparently law-abiding Powers possessed and threatened to use them , they must be held to be simply beyond the scope of international law ,
13 The theological justification behind such an approach ( not that I had necessarily thought this out at the time when I was a member of the church ) must surely be that God 's will must be held to be one with what is good , and therefore what Christianity proclaims can not differ from human ethical goods .
14 Either it must be said , in traditional terms , that , together with his human nature , he also had , in one person , a divine nature ; or in some other way he must be held to be unique .
15 In the ultimate resort also , the association of a constituency must be held to be the proper exponent of its wishes . "
16 ‘ If he has done you such injury this fellow must be held to account . ’
17 The pupils who do complain usually retract their allegations long before they get to the state where the teacher might be held to account .
18 The effect of this decision is to reverse the trend that was evident from the preceding cases in which there had been a gradual tendency to expand the range of third parties to whom accountants might be held to be liable as a result of errors in financial statements .
19 They were left to the existing law whatever it might be held to be .
20 Ronnie , I think , could be held to be a precursor of P for Patrick Doyle in Kelman 's novel of 1989 , A Disaffection .
21 The search for the motivation leads back to the hypothesis put forward earlier , that life itself could be held to be synonymous with desire , therefore to have life was to have desire .
22 The party endorsed the change at a congress on Jan. 20-23 , 1990 [ for which see pp. 37172-73 ] , but the congress subsequently collapsed amid arguments about the LCY 's federal structure ( the Slovene League of Communists ( LC ) shortly afterwards split from the LCY ) , and before scheduled elections could be held to a new party central committee and presidium .
23 Some clauses would need to be printed in red ink with a red hand pointing to it before the notice could be held to sufficient .
24 The question which concerns the text is therefore not tracing , but valuing the property which may be held to be under trust .
25 While people may be held to be responsible for an action they may not always be asked to account for it .
26 Although a court will generally strive to resolve uncertainties and ambiguities so as to give effect to a commercial contract wherever possible ( especially where the agreement is already partly executed ) , uncertainty or ambiguity may lead a court to conclude that the term is too uncertain to be enforceable , and in extreme cases the whole contract may be held to be void .
27 The first is the large difference between the cost of providing some services and the amount of benefit which under the Bill would be held to be received .
28 Fourth , it stipulated that once Saddam Hussein had been overthrown " direct and free " elections would be held to a constituent council , which would in turn draw up a new constitution .
29 A " comprehensive and joint conference " would be held to " smooth the way for the establishment of the provisional government in Somalia within three months " .
30 A ‘ steersman ’ in a towed vehicle will be held to be ‘ driving ’ if the extent and degree of control could be said to correctly describe ‘ driving ’ ( R v MacDonagh , [ 1974 ] RTR 372 and McQuaid v Anderton , [ 1980 ] 3 All ER 540 ) .
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