Example sentences of "[verb] [pers pn] the first time " in BNC.

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1 Where I used to live , when they evacuated me the first time . ’
2 He intimidates me the first time I ever talked to him was in the pub
3 I remembered Sopworth saying how the cat had no sense of territory , how he 'd only just caught it the first time it escaped , racing north along the A2 .
4 ‘ You still believe I rejected you the first time , do n't you ? ’
5 Please note that you do not have to open the rings to put these markers over , though you should after you 've done it the first time , erm , it should become easier with practice , let me put it that way , okay .
6 if I 'd have fed it the first time I 'd have understood it , but I 've only fed it today !
7 Alison also likes 60s music ( too young to remember it the first time around ) and buying things for her home .
8 The dog is commanded to sit and if he does n't do it the first time , he is pushed gently into position .
9 ( If it upset you the first time , please move on to the next paragraph . )
10 ‘ That lady tamed him the first time he set eyes on her .
11 I did n't believe it the first time either . ’
12 I hated it the first time .
13 He really did n't like it the first time we played it , so he tried spoiling it .
14 Suppose , for example , that your most recent life had been a particularly horrifying and traumatic one : you would not really want to experience it the first time you were regressed , as you might not be able to cope .
15 ‘ I heard you the first time , boy . ’
16 ‘ I heard you the first time , ’ her mother said .
17 ‘ Yes , I heard you the first time .
18 He did not hear her the first time , she had to repeat what she said .
19 He misses it the first time , but I 've written it exactly like he played it , because it does n't really sound too bad !
20 It was only when they came out of the rearmost door and found a temporary hut facing them with Radio Room marked on the door , that they realised why they had n't found it the first time .
21 ‘ Well , she was doing it the first time I laid eyes on her ! ’
22 to me that 's where they took her the first time , they did n't take her right on the the roads , you know , the first time she 'd
23 He had gained a sense of humour , or perhaps of irony , since Blanche questioned him the first time .
24 And I like Lovejoy , except I 've missed but they 're repeats , but I never saw it the first time .
25 ‘ If they would n't tell us the first time , why should they do so now ? ’
26 Should have realised it the first time , but that 's what happens when you make assumptions .
27 I said to her if she did n't make it the first time , let her lend you my hammer she said do n't you talk like that and do n't you let e Geoff hear you !
28 He had heard it the first time as a child , in his grandfather 's yurt on the Khirgiz , and going to Burun 's quarters had found him awake also .
29 But I have never forgotten advice that my research adviser gave me the first time that I was pursuing a dead end : ‘ It is important to recognise when to quit . ’
30 He demonstrates his belief to the union that problems can be overcome , and if he fails to convince them the first time he 'll try again and again .
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