Example sentences of "a long period " in BNC.

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1 The broad branching heads of large , ragged yellow daisies appear over a long period during summer ; a large patch is a magnificent spectacle .
2 Other types of skin cancer are associated with continued exposure to the sun over a long period .
3 Inevitably , over such a long period , I became less institutionalized , more able to function as an individual in relation to belief and action and not merely accept the organization 's definition of things ; and this is a profoundly un-police like state of affairs !
4 Thus you will already be aerobically fit , that is able to sustain a relatively low work-load over a long period .
5 The revival of takeover speculation — there is little doubt that European and Japanese buyers lurk — has occurred at a time when the merchant bankers , after a long period in the doldrums , are enjoying a rerating on trading considerations .
6 ‘ This is one that Alan has had for a long period of time , ’ Mr Cross said .
7 Several transplants have been tried before , but this is the first time they have continued to function for a long period , according to the researchers at the University of Alberta , in Edmonton .
8 Ethnographic research has special qualities suited to dealing with controversial topics in sensitive locations , for it entails a gradual and progressive contact with respondents , which is sustained over a long period , allowing a rapport to be established slowly with respondents over time , and for researchers to participate in the full range of experiences involved in the topic .
9 Lawson himself , while neither tactful nor popular , was astonishingly successful for a long period .
10 Indeed , as the indices stubbornly refused to improve , there seemed little prospect that interest rates would not remain at this historically high level for a long period to come .
11 But the broad package of interventions and centralization over such a long period of time surely outstrips that carried out by any previous government .
12 The best businesses over a long period of time have been the ones with a single thrust .
13 Iron fittings could replace wooden components gradually , allowing major alterations to take place over a long period .
14 Had this apparently contradictory programme been worked out over a long period , it might have seemed more logical .
15 The warrant boom of 1987–89 was the last phase of a long period of dramatic change for Japanese companies and their bankers .
16 For a long period real property was only liable to certain of the debts of its deceased owner : chattels real and personal were always liable to all the debts of a deceased person which survived his death .
17 Thus , over a long period of time , stone , glass and metals acquire a distinctive patina which the faker must try and imitate .
18 Also the junction between the uncorroded metal and the applied patina is very sharp , whereas a patina which has developed over a long period of time will have eaten into the metal in a very irregular and quite characteristic manner that is very difficult to imitate .
19 Scientific examination has shown that they are made of bronze similar to that used in genuine Italic figures from Italy and the patination appears to have developed over a long period , suggesting that they are not modern copies .
20 It was common practice for marriage registers to record the places of abode of the newly-weds , and what Kendall did was to use this information to construct a crude measure of dissimilarity between villages based on frequency of intermarriage over a long period .
21 As the ice slowly melts the plants are watered over a long period .
22 Your own , personalized weight control programme has not been a sudden thing but has evolved over a long period of time .
23 After a long period of deliberation , during which Craganour 's owner Charles Bower Ismay was seen to become ever more pale , the official announcement was given : the race went to Aboyeur .
24 Within the orbit of the late Roman world , Christianity was primarily receptive ; it inherited a set of institutions ready-made , conformed to a social and political structure which had developed over a long period , and learned to live with a culture which it had little part in creating .
25 Such horses that are locked up in stables without sensory stimulation for a long period will become permanently more anxious and fearful .
26 However , over a long period of time and association , horses and ponies can alter their thought patterns and learn to think more like each other , and to become more empathic .
27 A die could survive over a long period of time .
28 But cases of die links between different places or over a long period of time are unusual .
29 As with any technique , direct mail has basic principles which must be obeyed if the programme is to communicate and raise money over a long period : * It must be regular ( a minimum of eight times a year ) * It must be personal , relevant and informal * It must be good quality * It must ask for and offer something * It must appeal to emotion first and reason second
30 To give judgment upon these presentments , the ancient machinery of the Forest Eyre was once more set in motion after a long period of general disuse .
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