Example sentences of "[vb base] been [prep] [adj] time " in BNC.

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1 ‘ 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 .
2 ‘ And where d' you think you 've been to this time of night ? ’
3 Supporters of gun control are in a stronger position now than they have been at any time since 1968 , after the shootings of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy .
4 The range of decorative techniques which have been at some time applied to metalwork is a subject for many books , not just a few pages .
5 ‘ Present values are lower than they have been for some time , and are sticking .
6 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 .
7 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 .
8 ‘ I think you do follow us , ’ Cranston replied , ‘ and have been for some time .
9 Well , we have been for some time .
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