Example sentences of "been [v-ing] " in BNC.

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1 He has been stamping his feet impatiently in Gdansk waiting for the call to be Poland 's first non-communist president in more than 40 years .
2 Apparently , someone called Harry Kellerman has been phoning people up about George , and giving him ‘ the bad mouth all over town ’ .
3 ‘ The boys are naturally worried and they have been phoning home to find out more about the situation , ’ Mathur said .
4 She had been phoning people who might go to Greece with her or drive her there or , failing that , pay her air-fare , and eventually she succeeded in getting a loan from an aunt and an offer of a place in a minibus from an old schoolfellow and her boyfriend .
5 A woman 's been phoning your office every day : wants to speak to you .
6 ‘ Sergeant , ’ said Alice , ‘ had someone been phoning Mary ?
7 Lucy 's been phoning you regularly , right ? ’
8 I said I 've been phoning all the time , I said , and I still do n't know about it !
9 Because I recko , I reckon they must of been paid for that because Maury has n't been phoning up and saying oh you have n't paid it !
10 Well I 've been very good I 've not been phoning anybody else
11 My Mum goes what have you been phoning Billy for ?
12 He had been weeping .
13 That hateful inspector had dragged her away , even though Ma had been weeping enough to fill a kettle .
14 She had been weeping , he could see that , but there was no chance that she would cry now because the apartment was filled with Agency staff , four men moving through the small apartment , packing the family 's belongings .
15 Claudia has been weeping .
16 It 's been weeping at night when I 'm sleeping .
17 She , too , had been weeping .
18 But of Doreen there was no sign — at least not until they went inside and she emerged from her bedroom , where she had been weeping .
19 ‘ You 've been weeping .
20 Bishop Jon , a warm-hearted man , had been weeping , and even Eochaid , remembering , found himself moved near to tears .
21 Another fruitful configuration has been rotating Couette flow ( Section 17.5 ) .
22 By rights she should be sleeping the sleep of the just by now , she realised despondently as she switched on the bedside lamp — instead she 'd been reliving everything over and over in her mind .
23 Up to this point the US had been binding itself to Vietnam with conceptual associations , policy objectives , and some material considerations .
24 For example , if the existence of successor in title had been relevant , the F.C.C. 's determination would , said Lord Reid , have been binding whether right or wrong .
25 The Convention has been binding upon the United Kingdom since 1953 .
26 McCaw has been pursuing LIN since June , and some analysts had expected it to raise its bid in wake of the merger agreement with Bell South , the regional telephone utility based in Atlanta , Georgia .
27 The president himself has quashed rumours that Egypt has been pursuing an Arab peace initiative , and rejected the idea of any ceasefire until the Iraqis have promised to withdraw from Kuwait .
28 Hastings Borough Council had been pursuing compulsory purchase of the building but , in the light of surveyors ' reports apparently quoting costs of £2.5 million for repairs alone , made a last-minute decision against this and served a Dangerous Structures Notice instead .
29 Men have been pursuing North Uist sea-trout for hundreds of years and the island is rich in sites of archaeological interest ; brilliantly described by Dr Erskine Beveridge in his definitive book , North Uist : its Archaeology and Topography , published in 1911 .
30 At the time of his controversial dismissal from Manchester United , the News Of The World revealed that a team of private detectives , hired by a group of businessmen closely linked to some of the club 's directors , had been pursuing The Doc for nearly two years .
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