Example sentences of "[be] think to [be] " in BNC.

  Next page
No Sentence
1 It is a story in which the case of Primo Levi , that of a dissident , gifted , magical , mustardly Jew , might at moments be thought to be implicated .
2 As yet there is no other body to undertake this task , and even tentative moves to remove the problem from the cell block and into the detoxification centre foundered in the entrepreneurial 1980s ; for there is little immediate profit to be made from reclamation of this kind of scrap material ( although the long-term value of a humanitarian return might be thought to be well worth pursuing in a civilized society ! ) .
3 This might be thought to be a good thing .
4 Those who do might also be thought to be insincere , but some policemen showed real regret and disappointment when they were unable to provide the service they felt they should , whether because of the nature of the call or because of unrealistic public expectations ( such as finding lost budgies , preventing sheep-worrying , or reconciling warring spouses and quarrelsome neighbours ) .
5 Eliot may not have in his poem Kipling 's Greek slave on a galley out of Egypt , but he does give us a slightly earlier seafarer who sailed out of the Middle East and whose story might be thought to be specially appropriate to those clerks who work in the city —
6 This might be thought to be the ulsterior motive surfacing ; but if so , it has to be balanced by Lewis 's unconquerable distaste for hymns ( not a markedly Protestant trait ) .
7 To illustrate , I will take what might be thought to be an example posing relatively few problems — the case of the Loch Ness monster .
8 If something had to be labelled with this vogue word ‘ citizenship ’ , they no doubt felt that the more they included in their responses , the better they would be thought to be discharging the task of citizenship education .
9 The most obvious reason why there is a greater concern with visual images than with the printed word may be thought to be the emergence of the new media — film , television and even the computer .
10 A salesman whose last two months ' returns fall below the required norm may be thought to be failing , until one knows that this is the first time that it has happened in five years .
11 All these feelings are normal and should not be thought to be ‘ wrong ’ .
12 As for the infrequency with which it is celebrated , this may be thought to be a reaction against the daily sacrifice of the Mass and the emphasis that grace comes dear and difficult not cheap and daily .
13 Newspaper reports , where a reporter was present at the scene , might be thought to be valuable , but unfortunately it has been shown only too often how little reliance can be placed on them .
14 Furthermore , when horses , mules and donkeys are pastured together a horse foal may accidentally bond to a female mule and be thought to be her offspring .
15 Librarians recognize the need for an appropriate balance to be maintained within the materials which they make available to reflect differing extremes or shades of opinion on matters which might be thought to be contentious .
16 Palatine consider themselves to be good employers , though their attitudes and practices might be thought to be slightly old-fashioned and paternalistic in that there is no measure of staff performance or formal mechanisms or procedures for staff management .
17 Nuclear weapons can not escape from the kinds of restraints built up carefully in the laws-of-war tradition over the centuries , but there is a risk that they may be thought to be so escaping ( especially in view of the UK and US reservations to 1977 Geneva Protocol I ) unless positive action in this direction is taken , The comparative neglect of the whole subject of laws-of-war restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons has endured for forty years , for reasons which can be understood if not approved .
18 This may be thought to be the legal way to control force .
19 Should the offer be thought to be suitable , the tribunal examines the reasons why the employee has rejected it .
20 Some of the landowning agencies that are most restrictive are those which might be thought to be answerable to the public , or have their best interests at heart : the Forestry Commission , the Ministry of Defence and sometimes even the National Trust come to mind .
21 A court might not be thought to be a particularly suitable body to make such a decision because , in many situations , the decision , whichever way it goes , will be politically highly contentious .
22 Indeed , the theodicy question as to how one could ever use such texts as a medium through which to worship God may be thought to be even more insoluble than is Schüssler Fiorenza 's finding inspiration in the early Christian community .
23 Humanity could then as a whole be thought to be summed up in Christ .
24 That the classical doctrine of the trinity has in this manner been departed from may be thought to be of no small consequence .
25 Again it may not be thought to be particularly helpful that God in God 's undifferentiated nature ( or indeed the Spirit in its rather vague nature ) are to be understood as ‘ female ’ , while ‘ divine energies ’ ( sic ) , that which is clearly differentiated and self-determining , is to be seen as ‘ male ’ .
26 The repercussions of this maleness of the concept of Christ may be thought to be incalculable .
27 Change to the concretion may be thought to be extraordinarily difficult , for the imagery is built into the literature and thought structure which form the basis of the religion .
28 As long as one remains within a biblical and Christian tradition , the problem may be thought to be without solution .
29 The dominating sadist might be thought to be compensating for a feeling of sexual or personal inadequacy .
30 Their family reputation may be thought to be at stake ; the parents may fear lest care of the grandchild should become their responsibility ; the prospect of the girl 's becoming a " bad girl " may weigh heavily ; punishment — of the girl , the man concerned or both -may be a primary demand .
  Next page