Example sentences of "[modal v] [be] hold to [be] " in BNC.

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1 No one , suggested a judge in a leading case , should be held to be guilty of theft by reason of conduct to which no moral obloquy could reasonably attach .
2 This is put forward as an alternative basis on which the transfer should be held to be void .
3 In my opinion , a document should be held to be void ( as opposed to voidable ) only when the element of consent to it is totally lacking , that is , more concretely , when the transaction which the document purports to effect is essentially different in substance or in kind from the transaction intended .
4 The critical question , the answer to which underlies any statement concerning jurisdictional limits , is whose relative opinion on which matters should be held to be authoritative ?
5 Distinctions between errors within and errors going to jurisdiction should be discarded ; any error of law should be held to be jurisdictional if the case depended upon it .
6 Since it was impossible to envisage the use of nuclear weapons in any way consistent with the laws of war , and since great and apparently law-abiding Powers possessed and threatened to use them , they must be held to be simply beyond the scope of international law ,
7 The theological justification behind such an approach ( not that I had necessarily thought this out at the time when I was a member of the church ) must surely be that God 's will must be held to be one with what is good , and therefore what Christianity proclaims can not differ from human ethical goods .
8 Either it must be said , in traditional terms , that , together with his human nature , he also had , in one person , a divine nature ; or in some other way he must be held to be unique .
9 In the ultimate resort also , the association of a constituency must be held to be the proper exponent of its wishes . "
10 The effect of this decision is to reverse the trend that was evident from the preceding cases in which there had been a gradual tendency to expand the range of third parties to whom accountants might be held to be liable as a result of errors in financial statements .
11 They were left to the existing law whatever it might be held to be .
12 Ronnie , I think , could be held to be a precursor of P for Patrick Doyle in Kelman 's novel of 1989 , A Disaffection .
13 The search for the motivation leads back to the hypothesis put forward earlier , that life itself could be held to be synonymous with desire , therefore to have life was to have desire .
14 The question which concerns the text is therefore not tracing , but valuing the property which may be held to be under trust .
15 While people may be held to be responsible for an action they may not always be asked to account for it .
16 Although a court will generally strive to resolve uncertainties and ambiguities so as to give effect to a commercial contract wherever possible ( especially where the agreement is already partly executed ) , uncertainty or ambiguity may lead a court to conclude that the term is too uncertain to be enforceable , and in extreme cases the whole contract may be held to be void .
17 The first is the large difference between the cost of providing some services and the amount of benefit which under the Bill would be held to be received .
18 A ‘ steersman ’ in a towed vehicle will be held to be ‘ driving ’ if the extent and degree of control could be said to correctly describe ‘ driving ’ ( R v MacDonagh , [ 1974 ] RTR 372 and McQuaid v Anderton , [ 1980 ] 3 All ER 540 ) .
19 Does the case suggest that the worse the plight of the promisor ( for example , the bigger the penalty clause ) the greater the benefit to him and the more likely it is that performance of the contract will be held to be consideration ?
20 Both find that life , and of course the activity of philosophy , is untenable without some standards of absolute truth , the canon of ‘ reason ’ , which can generate knowledge that can be held to be true regardless of perspective or context .
21 However , the rising level of deaths and serious injuries in industry generally is a matter of great shame to us all , but it is a matter of great shame in particular for those who can be held to be responsible .
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