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

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1 Indeed , as the indices stubbornly refused to improve , there seemed little prospect that interest rates would not remain at this historically high level for a long period to come .
2 The landlord requires security of income for a long period , and this is specially desirable where the landlord is an investing institution which pays out pensions or insurance policies , because a period of twenty-five years ' secure income facilitates the actuarial calculations necessary in order to determine the level of payments which the landlord can make .
3 Scientific work into the effects of vitamin E deficiency revealed that , in extreme cases , male animals deprived of the vitamin for a long period suffered irreparable damage to their testes .
4 Consequently many Greek writers of the fifth century and later realized that their own society was the end-product of a long period of advance .
5 In any case , a study of neolithic Early Minoan buildings very strongly implies that the temples were not an implant but the result of a long period of indigenous development .
6 By then the ethnic composition of its native population was multifarious and complex , being the result of a long period of prehistoric development .
7 Professor John in a seminal article stressed the great importance of the coincidence of a modest rate of population growth , putting no general pressure on a food supply expanded by a generation of agricultural improvement , with the bounty of a long period of good harvests .
8 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 .
9 The accumulation of data over a long period of time is a situation that lends itself well to the use of a microcomputer .
10 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 .
11 This applied to many houses in the street , presumably brought about by the making up of the road with gravel over a long period .
12 There was considerable vaginal dilation ; in my view , only consistent with full penetration over a long period .
13 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 ) .
14 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 .
15 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 .
16 The first step in achieving this objective is to guarantee a place on Employment Training ( ET ) for everyone who has been out of work for a long period of time .
17 If I get a movie script which means that I 've got to be away from home for a long period then I turn it down . ’
18 Young people , the unemployed and women returning to work after a long period at home will have to show extra ingenuity to extract evidence of their work skills and potential from their life history .
19 Nonetheless , he condemned that same deluded world for its previous exclusion of Spain from the European Recovery Programme , thereby exacerbating the effects of a long period of exceptionally low rainfall .
20 At the very moment when Hurd was preparing to unveil the fruits of a long period of gestation in the form of a White Paper on criminal justice , Lawson resigned as Chancellor .
21 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 .
22 ‘ 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 .
23 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 .
24 But if we turn to consider the [ … ] supply price with reference to a long period of time , we shall find that it is governed by a different set of causes , and with different results .
25 Records may have to be kept for reference over a long period of time and therefore they must be adequately protected .
26 Other types of skin cancer are associated with continued exposure to the sun over a long period .
27 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 .
28 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 .
29 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 .
30 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
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