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

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1 However , he has joined the fire service , and is called out most nights , so he too must be said to be doing his bit .
2 The constructivist starting-point could not be more different , and might be said to be ‘ biological ’ where the representational theory is ‘ engineering ’ — or ‘ machinological ’ .
3 ( Stimulus A of fig. 5.10 might be said to be enriched , if only a little , by virtue of its ability to evoke the image of X. ) The differentiation theory , in contrast , holds that ‘ percepts change over time by progressive elaboration of qualities , features and dimensions of variation ’ ( Gibson and Gibson 1955 , p. 34 ) , that is , by an elaboration of aspects of the stimulus that are present in it from the outset .
4 The first might be said to be context- and task-independent : we can understand what a sequence of symbols is meant to represent , without understanding the context within which those symbols might be put to use .
5 So is the cold war giant , at least in the sense that a mighty military machine with no visible threat to its well-being might be said to be dead .
6 On the grounds of its ancient lineage and apparently perennial vigour , the ‘ grand survivor ’ of all general theories might be said to be elite theory .
7 One person on his own could not constitute a procession , but if a person were to march on his own , having publicised the fact widely in advance , it would seem that he might be said to be organising a procession if , Pied Piper like , he were to draw a crowd of supporters and followers .
8 Thus each group of accounts might be said to be objective but they are not comparable .
9 The general rule with regard to these provisions might be said to be that the settlor will not avoid tax on the income which arises from the capital which he has settled unless he and his wife are excluded from all possible benefit .
10 A deictic element is not a term as such , but some part of the utterance which might be said to be deictic .
11 Neither of these books , however , could be said to be intent on revenge .
12 If BA can resell $300m of its United investment — ideally to US citizens - then its remaining equity share could be said to be only 21 per cent , airline officials in New York argue .
13 That is to say , Tolkien 's stories could be said to be an embodiment of that Northernness with which Lewis and Greeves had been in love since early adolescence .
14 I wish it could be said to be a gain to the Faculty of Theology . ’
15 Whereas Hitchcock 's last British film , the pre-war Jamaica Inn ( 1939 ) , could be said to be dealing with a similar area of subject matter to , say , Hatter 's Castle ( 1941 ) , the emotional level struck by the latter is a world away from the former .
16 Neither she nor Ladislav could be said to be well-off .
17 The attitude towards science in the Eagle could be said to be typical of UK comics generally .
18 Therefore Judaism and Islam could be said to be in one sense polytheistic and in one sense monotheistic .
19 The concept of parental rights in education could be said to be concerned with the ability of parents to extend the control they are able to exert within the family to their child 's formal education , thus protecting their ‘ interest ’ in the child .
20 Indeed , contour ploughing , contour brushwood planting , and ditch-and-bund constructions could be said to be types of terrace .
21 It could be said to be retrogressive — a return ( retreat ? ) to narrow Victorian child-rearing values — to be writing guidelines on how to encourage obedience and overcome disobedience in the late 1980s .
22 As parts of a whole Universe we could be said to be responsible for everything , for we are an active part of an active creation .
23 But for its lack of references , which surely are essential for the chapters on spectroscopy , the book that could be said to be the best is Ralph and Joan Fessenden 's Organic Chemistry ( Willard Grant , 2nd ed ) .
24 Only Richard Elliott , Headmaster of the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb at Margate , and the Reverend William Stainer , chairman of the London Schools Board Classes for the Deaf , could be said to be representative of the dominant system of education then prevailing in British schools .
25 All in all , the technology could be said to be qualitatively transforming the threat to privacy which information systems , even manually sorted card indexes , have always posed .
26 As a research project , it could be said to be one of the ‘ old-fashioned ’ kind ; it had to be done on a shoestring .
27 In other words , the undersurface curves upwards as it approaches the trailing edge.In fact this is so prominent in the Flexifoil that the section could be said to be upside down !
28 To that extent , the oil sector , that makes up around 8% of the stockmarket 's capitalisation , could be said to be 100% dollar sensitive .
29 By causing a subsidiary to issue preference shares to a bank , the group could be said to be ‘ window dressing ’ .
30 The borderline between ritual and custom is a little blurred ; custom could be said to be a form of ritual that has lost many of its magical or religious overtones , but still retains some of the original intent to transform .
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