Example sentences of "be said to " in BNC.

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1 I am not confident that either book may be said to be well-written ; that question , too , could be thought to arise .
2 Neither of these books , however , could be said to be intent on revenge .
3 The journalists to whom I am referring can more solemnly be said to be practising a modern art of indirection , of the unintelligible and the interminable .
4 His shiksas and replicas , hostilities and escapes , have taken part in a great game of long duration , and he can be said to be reviewing the state of play .
5 That Bellow , this participant in Roth 's inner life , can also be said to be out there in the world as his friend , and perhaps his rival , is a fact which does not help one to decide whether or not to trust the reports of literary duality — what comes in has to have been out — but it is very much in the tradition .
6 If my lady can be said to be amusing .
7 The constructivist starting-point could not be more different , and might be said to be ‘ biological ’ where the representational theory is ‘ engineering ’ — or ‘ machinological ’ .
8 It can be said to be the wind rustling through the trees , when first heard as the Tsarevich climbs over the wall to find his Princess .
9 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 .
10 Bruges goes to bed early and can hardly be said to be throbbing with night-life .
11 These meetings could not be said to be unimportant because world Christianity ought to be seen to meet .
12 It is in this complicated sense that misogyny and homophobia once more interconnect , and otherness may be said to inhere within the same .
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 Miss Ellis writes cleverly and without wasting words , and her tale of Lili whose father is Egyptian and whose mother English , and whose own nature allows her to assume either nationality as the whim takes her , can be said to be compact and readable .
17 But the owner 's possession , and with it his actual power to exercise his rights , is for the time being gone ; he must recover the watch — as he may even lawfully do by his own act — before he can be said to be again in possession of it .
18 Though we have not yet attained a full system of compulsory registration , we may be said to be moving , surely and at an increasing pace , in that direction .
19 Whether or not in our time parents may be said to be justified by the sad statistics of the permissive society , it is certain that in the nineteenth century , parents had little option because of the sad statistics of mortality among children .
20 To that extent there may be said to be a mental element required for this variety of manslaughter , but it is a manifestly low mental element compared with the death which results .
21 The decision may certainly be said to be out of line with the recent trend , that a defendant should be judged on the facts as he believes them to be ; and this led the Criminal Law Revision Committee to recommend that the rules should be harmonized and that the prosecution should prove that the man realized that the girl was under 16 .
22 The Libyan quarrel was referred to Bishop Dionysius of Alexandria , a very well-educated man , who sided with those theologians who stressed the distinctness of Father and Son ; they should not be said to be of one being but to be as distinct as the husbandman and the vine .
23 Neither she nor Ladislav could be said to be well-off .
24 ‘ Can anyone properly be said to ‘ earn ’ these amounts ? ’ it asks .
25 The only thing to be said to that was said eight years ago by Michael Kinsley , a Washington journalist , when the Democrats had the same plank in their platform for the American elections .
26 From a socio-economic point of view , the low-input/low-output farm , which predominates especially , but not exclusively in the Mediterranean and upland regions , can be said to be an adaptation to the extremely difficult conditions under which it operates .
27 Perhaps the most fundamental characteristic of a system that can be said to be ‘ living ’ is its ability to self-replicate .
28 The attitude towards science in the Eagle could be said to be typical of UK comics generally .
29 Quite obviously the playwright has largely pre-empted negotiation of this kind ; also , a theatrical performance can hardly be said to be a social interaction in a normal sense as the actor 's concern is to describe to someone outside the interaction on stage — to the spectator .
30 Yet , as Mary Ainsworth ( 1969 ) points out in relation to the concept of attachment between mother and child ( monkeys included ) , a mental or physiological condition can be said to be present even when it is not visible in behaviour .
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