Example sentences of "[verb] been for [adj] [noun sg] " in BNC.

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1 erm The response has been for that authority then to groin its bit of beach , and so we end up with a situation today where along the Sussex coast practically the whole of the coast is groined , except for the areas which are backed by high cliffs , erm where we have the sorts of rates of erosion that I mentioned .
2 Although the triple junctions identified in Africa , including those along the continental margin as well as those in the interior , have variously evolved by spreading along one , two or all three rift arms , the most common sequence has been for one arm to remain inactive and form an aulacogen , with spreading occurring along the other two ( Fig. 4.13 ) .
3 But the broad trend has been for this gap between the experience of rich and poor worlds to narrow ( see the graph on Page 16 ) .
4 One way out of the dilemma has been for larger Japanese companies to reduce transaction costs with outside suppliers by promising continuity in their subcontracting arrangements .
5 As Elisabeth , Rosalind Plowright sounded more secure than she has been for some time on British stages and sang her last aria with true Verdian pathos and passion .
6 If a child is sniffing with a group of young people , and has been for some time , it may help to provide other more interesting and exciting leisure activities .
7 My wife Pam has been for some time aware that I have been having an on-going relationship with Suzannah , who I believe is known to some of you .
8 There has been for some time in Africa debate concerning the suitability for the Eucharist of wheat bread and grape wine .
9 Evidence from official statistics suggests that the number of households containing two or more elementary families has indeed fallen : from 3 per cent of households in 1961 to 1 per cent in 1981 ( Social Trends , 1987 , p. 41 , table 2.1 ) Clearly this is , and apparently has been for some time , very much a minority arrangement within the British population as a whole .
10 ‘ The Khanate is settled , and has been for some time , ’ his father said dismissively .
11 For one thing , Kelly 's very happily involved in a relationship and has been for some time , so I 'm quite convinced her eyes wo n't stray towards any ski-bums , no matter how handsome . ’
12 Bob Gunnell , of course , is an was and has been for some time a very supportive member of South East Arts and active in many of its committees .
13 The cry should have been for real money , the only means by which genuine choice can be exercised and discrimination on the basis of age eliminated .
14 IT WAS a case of what might have been for Scottish trio Cathy Panton-Lewis , Julie Forbes and Gillian Stewart in the opening round of the Republic of China Open at Chang Gung in Taipei yesterday .
15 A predisposition to stress such as that apparently suffered by the accused in the present case might fall foul of this restriction and it may have been for this reason that the Court of Appeal preferred to regard the case as one which might have been disposed of under section 78 had not the trial judge wrongly taken the view that that section also requires some misconduct on the part of the police .
16 What little opportunity there might have been for careful integration , had been lost .
17 The trend of things had been for agricultural land to go out of production because it was easier to earn a living working in Israel .
18 Important as the victory at Stirling Bridge had been for Scottish pride , there was , after a period of despondency and subjugation , to be an even more significant battlefield above the Bannock Burn two miles south of the town .
19 I knew only that it was dark , and had been for some while .
20 His interest in humanity now was stone dead , and probably had been for some time .
21 ‘ That you were having an affair — had been for some time . ’
22 According to Alcuin the oppression of the Church by the secular power had been for some time a feature of Northumbrian political and ecclesiastical life , but the problem now was that Eanbald was said to be accompanied on his journeys through Northumbria by a retinue more numerous than any which had attended on his predecessors and inclusive of low-born soldiers , and Alcuin affected to be at a loss as to why he needed so large a force .
23 At this moment the King , who had been for some time busily writing in his notebook , called out , ‘ Silence ! ’ and read out from his book , ‘ Rule Forty-Two .
24 He said it was broken , had been for some time , and that if I wanted a toilet I should go to the cafe upstairs .
25 Bill 's orders had been for Captive Audience to lead Shine On at racing speed over six furlongs , then for them both to stride out for home over the last two furlongs .
26 ‘ The improvement and the form suggests it 's the best Welsh pack since the Triple Crown in 1988 , so yes I 'm more optimistic than I 've been for some time ’ , said the 43-year-old ‘ Panther ’ , who is now a schoolmaster in Swansea .
27 Some of the most effective recruitment campaigns I have worked with have been for limited commitment .
28 ‘ Present values are lower than they have been for some time , and are sticking .
29 However , those who are unemployed , especially if they have been for some time , may find it is more important to send out as many letters as possible , in the hope of getting some response .
30 I am much slimmer and a better shape than I have been for some time ( or for months , years , etc. ) and I am going to get even slimmer and achieve an even better figure — a figure I never thought I could have .
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