Example sentences of "[noun pl] over a long [noun] " in BNC.

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1 The examination of all the images produced during a particular period or of a selection of images over a longer period will often provide a good idea of how the relevant state or regime wished to represent itself .
2 The large amounts of data needed for such an analysis were obtained by means of a participant observation method which allowed the investigator to record speakers over a long period , returning to collect more data if specific gaps emerged in the course of the analysis ( cf. 3.1 ) .
3 It will be difficult or impossible to establish a course of dealing on the basis of a small number of transactions over a long period .
4 ‘ Both were using it in the sense that , in regard to the Inns , the judges over a long period , from time to time , had concurred in the Inns performing the duty of selecting those persons who were fit and proper persons to be called to the Bar and to be entitled to a right of audience in the courts and the duty of suspending or prohibiting such persons from practice .
5 Despite the behind-the-scenes politics , the most likely outcome of a redesigned Freedom is a slowing of ESA 's programme to spread the costs over a longer period .
6 The stimulating article Some library costs and options by Brown ( an economist ) concludes ‘ it seems to be worth acquiring and providing storage for , books likely to be wanted more often than , once in about 1.7 years over a long period ’ .
7 In these respects , there has been a general and continuing decline in prison conditions over a long period of time ( King and McDermott , 1999 ) .
8 My own efforts over a long period of time , plus correspondence and telephone calls to various bodies have met with no success .
9 My own efforts over a long period of time , plus correspondence and telephone calls to various bodies have met with no success .
10 The best businesses over a long period of time have been the ones with a single thrust .
11 A table ( see below ) comparing opening and closing equity book value helps to summarise the main changes over a long period .
12 This may apply to a particular period or it may be concerned with changes over a long period of time .
13 Simulation has been used to predict population changes over a long period of time and for charting space-satellite trajectories .
14 At Key Stage 2 pupils will go on to look at further examples , such as work or leisure , and changes over a longer timespan .
15 Changing the law to place NationalPower and Power-Gen under a legal obligation to agree fixed contracts for specified tonnages over a longer period than the current year was hinted at by Michael Heseltine , the President of the Board of Trade , in evidence to the energy select committee last year .
16 ‘ This success has been achieved as a result of the hard work by LASMO 's staff and its partners over a long time .
17 These fish are especially prone to ‘ conditioning ’ ; you can switch their minds onto a certain item of food and if you keep that food trickling through their swims over a long period they will continue feeding , with only short breaks , until that food runs out or some other disaster happens to move them .
18 Er fix their interest rates over a longer term period .
19 A case reports and clinical-epidemiological studies have evaluated the cancer risk in patients who have abused anthranoid laxatives over a long period .
20 A case report and clinical-epidemiological studies in patients who have misused anthranoid laxatives over a long period should be considered in a final risk assessment for colorectal cancer in man .
21 The problem of consistency of measurement techniques over a long period of time will have to be faced and may not have a satisfactory solution .
22 Staggered working hours would spread travelling times over a longer period of the day and in many cases allow more efficient use of factories , offices , schools and the equipment therein .
23 Firms with a sustained high level of exports over a longer period may provide further figures for consideration as a consistent exporter .
24 But I I would slip back to my normal gloomy cautious self , and say that we do need to balance the years of deficit we have had , with years of surplus , we need to look at N C V O's finances over a longer term , than simply one year .
25 Angus Crichton-Miller , managing director of the Rank Organisation 's holidays and hotels division and a member of the study group said : ‘ It is not an efficient system to have such changes between busy and quiet periods and it would be better if we could flatten prices over a longer season , rather than have such high-peak-season prices . ’
26 Can I extend my covenant , if I wish to continue making payments over a longer period ?
27 For instance we can suggest ways of rescheduling the payments over a longer period .
28 Greek Intelligence must have been taking a more than passing interest in the activities of our friend Andropulos over a long period , years I would think .
29 They have given staff in schools the space to meet as a group and get to terms with issues over a longer period , complementing the series of other meetings and team meetings that go on anyway .
30 ‘ For example , the lender can arrange loan repayments over a longer period , to help his customer through a difficult financial time and ensure that the loan is not written off ’ , reported Mr McKiernan .
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