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

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1 Ken has been into western styling since he was a child .
2 A measure of your success in a coaching session is when the subordinate feels the discussion has been between two equals and that together you have arrived at the best course of action .
3 The most marked shift has been between different sectors : the percentage of output ( Gross Domestic product , or GDP ) accounted for by manufacturing has decreased while the proportion attributable to service industries has increased .
4 The tendency then , has been towards greater reliance upon market forces and competitive freedom ; a shift of emphasis in the way governments aim to trade-off financial sector policy goals and in the regulatory means by which these goals are to be secured .
5 As well as this , the trend over the past few years has been towards greater accountability from business in the form of information about matters other than profit and loss .
6 It said : ’ The balance of evidence over the last month has been towards continued recession .
7 Both suggest that in the area of sexual morality the change has been towards less restraint , less control and more choice .
8 The direction of tertiary education since the mid-seventies , as the process of contraction has continued , has been towards more responsiveness , more accountability , reduced autonomy .
9 This may indicate that the conflict has been over peripheral matters , that a core belief in a transcendent power could retain its plausibility , untouched by changing conceptions of the physical world .
10 The Liberal Democratic Party has been through many name changes since the 1987 election .
11 The United Kingdom has been through 13 years in which unemployment has more than doubled , irreplaceable assets have been wasted , markets at home and abroad have been lost , manufacturing investment has fallen , poverty has increased , the crime rate has rocketed , and talents have been neglected .
12 Our Regional Association has been through difficult times , mainly due to isolation and communication problems .
13 As a result , an Inservice Panel was established in June 1983 , and it has been through this body that project-related INSET development can be traced .
14 Such legislation has been through detailed preparation including the publication of draft clauses .
15 ‘ The North has been through hard times but things are changing , ’ he said .
16 Where interiors have survived , it has been through benign neglect .
17 The car has been through several variations of engine size , but now like an ageing but still beautiful dowager , repeated facelifts can no longer wholly hide the ravages of time and progress . ’
18 Gloucestershire County Council has been down this road before .
19 The city this morning is relatively calm , far quieter than it has been on many days in recent months .
20 However , against the background of government concern over inner-city disturbances , picket line violence , the Greenham Common demonstrations and other large scale protests , the emphasis has been on preserving order and minimising public inconvenience rather than facilitating effective protest .
21 The Congress 's disarray — radical democrats argue that it should be disbanded — has been on embarrassing display this week as deputies argued over what to call their state .
22 One of the Moths now at Mandevelle has been on static display in a motor museum for years , and is now almost ready to leap into the air again ; an excellent idea .
23 Most of the research on this has been on conversational interaction of a rather restricted kind , such as between doctor and patient , teacher and pupil or between the various speakers in court cases .
24 The emphasis in econometric research until recently has been on developing estimators with desirable large sample properties for correctly specified models .
25 There are those who would tell you that BMW 's reputation for first-class finish has been on thin ice for some time but , until now , we 've seen little evidence to substantiate the claim .
26 At every C&P plant there is concern about energy conservation but emphasis in recent years has been on improving product quality — something which often uses more energy without increasing output .
27 ( Everyone is someone 's cousin in Bala , and a great help it has been on several occasions . )
28 Will discussion of reform then be remitted , as it has been on several occasions from 1916 onwards , to a Speaker 's Conference ?
29 Indeed , in most examples , the emphasis has been on social systems in which males sporting the elaborate character are polygamous and have little to do with other aspects of reproduction .
30 The problem we in Europe face is that Japanese companies have been active in scaling up production for some years , whereas in Europe the emphasis has been on high-quality research , which has only been significantly exploited in the area of basic liquid crystal materials .
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