Example sentences of "[noun] over a long " in BNC.

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1 This can have a rather unsettling effect over a long period — the family man can not promise to take his children to the seaside or his wife out to dinner more than a week ahead without the chance that he might be in India , California or Scotland at the time he promised .
2 Pre-emptive local anaesthetic field block for inguinal herniorrhaphy resulted in reduced pain scores and a delay in requests for analgesia during the six hours studied by Ejlersen et al , but similar work detected no pre-emptive effect over a longer period .
3 I should very much like the opportunity to discuss with the hon. Gentleman and his hon. Friends , and other colleagues from Northern Ireland , how we can introduce a strategy for promoting inward investment over a longer time scale than that hitherto adopted .
4 Light : Requires plenty of bright light over a longer period than is required by most other plants .
5 Light : Requires bright light over a longer period than is required for most aquarium plants .
6 Light : Needs very good light over a longer period than is used for other water plants Water temperature : 68°–78°F .
7 The examination of all the images produced during a particular period or of a selection of images over a longer period will often provide a good idea of how the relevant state or regime wished to represent itself .
8 The accumulation of data over a long period of time is a situation that lends itself well to the use of a microcomputer .
9 The only way that we could definitely ascertain the extent of the increase in recorded crime which is due to changes in reporting and/or recording practices would be if there were available victimization data over a long period .
10 This applied to many houses in the street , presumably brought about by the making up of the road with gravel over a long period .
11 There was considerable vaginal dilation ; in my view , only consistent with full penetration over a long period .
12 The large amounts of data needed for such an analysis were obtained by means of a participant observation method which allowed the investigator to record speakers over a long period , returning to collect more data if specific gaps emerged in the course of the analysis ( cf. 3.1 ) .
13 It may also be possible to argue that where the party has failed to respond to a notice of assignment from the purchaser , such lack of action over a long period is an implied consent where that party has dealt with the purchaser after completion .
14 If this analysis is accepted , then it is clear that the attempt over a long period of time to protect the position of those living in privately rented accommodation has failed and has , in fact , made the position worse .
15 It will be difficult or impossible to establish a course of dealing on the basis of a small number of transactions over a long period .
16 ‘ Both were using it in the sense that , in regard to the Inns , the judges over a long period , from time to time , had concurred in the Inns performing the duty of selecting those persons who were fit and proper persons to be called to the Bar and to be entitled to a right of audience in the courts and the duty of suspending or prohibiting such persons from practice .
17 Common sense as well as medical evidence tells us , however , that excessive drinking over a long period of time can lead to health problems — and that drinking vast quantities in a short space of time is both foolish and dangerous .
18 Records may have to be kept for reference over a long period of time and therefore they must be adequately protected .
19 Other families need help over a longer period , although the group is careful not to overlap with the work of professional staff from the social services .
20 Other types of skin cancer are associated with continued exposure to the sun over a long period .
21 The two main sets of circumstances to which the Act is normally applied relate first to mental disorder and secondly to self-neglect over a long period .
22 The directors are accordingly not obliged to maximise current profits in order to satisfy short-term demands for dividends at the expense of a growth in profitability over a longer period .
23 I think there 's a danger , if we keep surveying a wide range over a long term , you end up by not moving forward very quickly in a particular direction .
24 Permanent income can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the existing stock of both ‘ human ’ and ‘ non-human ’ wealth over a long period of time .
25 Recall from Chapter 19 that this is a long-run measure of income which can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the stock of human and non-human wealth over a long period of time .
26 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
27 Resuming the A.87 at the Killilan junction , the road now turns between banks ablaze with gorse and enters the populated environs of Dornie , bypassing the separate community of Ardelve and reaching the village over a long road bridge .
28 Despite the behind-the-scenes politics , the most likely outcome of a redesigned Freedom is a slowing of ESA 's programme to spread the costs over a longer period .
29 The majority of the work shown was very recent , but several of the pieces date back as much as 10 years revealing her fascination with the themes from classical mythology over a long period .
30 The explanation is that , given a totally unvarying diet over a long period of time , especially if it is from kittenhood right through into adult life , a cat 's ‘ food variety mechanism ’ gets worn down and is finally switched off altogether .
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