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

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1 A decision will not be held to be unlawful because it is ‘ unreasonable ’ in the ordinary , non-legal sense .
2 It is also the case that people 's sex can not be held to be an effect of their job or their work record ; sex must be assumed to be causally prior to both of these variables .
3 Certainly , to the accountant , there is no reason why those doctors who are high spenders in their prescribing habits , should not be held to be financially accountable for their decisions .
4 Yet this is a ability rather than a benefit , and on these grounds the trust can not be held to be valid .
5 The Council agreed that the company should not be held to the requirement to construct the line from the ‘ Robin Hood' ’ down Elmers End Road to the Beckenham boundary , unless Beckenham U.D.C. constructed a continuation to Elmers End Station .
6 The Chief Justice did however stress that a by-law would not be held to be unreasonable simply because a particular judge thought that it went further than was prudent or necessary or convenient .
7 Pickets handing out leaflets to passers by may thereby cause harassment , alarm or distress , but they should not be held to be guilty of an offence on that account alone .
8 The traditional view is that there is no age below which a child can not be held to be guilty of contributory negligence .
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