Example sentences of "[vb mod] [be] [prep] [be] [adj] " in BNC.

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1 But , however many ways there may be of being alive , it is certain that there are vastly more ways of being dead , or rather not alive .
2 Smells travel well under water , though what the experience of underwater scents may be like is open to imagination .
3 Because the reasons against the acceptance of authority vary it is not possible to discover in advance how strong the reasons for acceptance of the authority need be to be sufficient .
4 The ideal situation , of course , would be to be empathic and in rapport with the horse .
5 How valuable it would be to be able to reconstruct what the site looked like while excavation was in progress .
6 What a deprivation it would be to be blind !
7 ‘ Our job will be to be flexible .
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