Example sentences of "[verb] [adv] [prep] a long period " in BNC.

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1 A 12 volt battery is really essential for the mechanical action of the trimmer to work effectively over a long period .
2 For the concession of hereditary tenure , though made piecemeal over a long period of time , was universal by the end of the century .
3 If on the other hand , a stress is applied slowly over a longer period the material flows like a viscous liquid so that the spherical shape is soon lost if left to stand for some time .
4 President Vieira on Nov. 6 returned abruptly after a long period abroad , during which time he had received medical treatment and visited the United States and Taiwan .
5 This peak was not reached again for a long period , but by 1989 it had reached 76.4 per cent ( Employment Gazette , November 1989 ) .
6 Thus there was a confusing number of elements on earth , above it and below it which contributed to the afterlife , representing ideas which had been brought together over a long period of time .
7 By this time , Lou and Charlie had moved too — the business had been running down for a long period and there was no point in staying in a flat over a shop that did n't exist any more .
8 They went on over a long period and affected many children who had been entrusted to the defendants for care and help .
9 The arrival of Islam and the Arabic language was to mark another of the great turning points in the history of Egypt , and their absorption by Egyptian society went on over a long period , being generally a peaceful and incremental process .
10 Students often hesitate to let a rhythmic design run on for a long period , fearing monotony ; they therefore begin something different every few bars , sometimes in the belief that changing words need a constantly changing accompaniment .
11 With a solar-type star , however , the temperature rises to ten million degrees or so , and nuclear reactions are triggered off , so that the star settles down to a long period of stable existence .
12 People would not welcome a move from their home and if closure went ahead over a long period of time staff would inevitably leave .
13 King Edward VII and his Consort , Alexandra , were able to influence international events , particularly in Europe , which continued to be the predominant continent and Britain looked forward to a long period of peaceful influence .
14 If the child shows a habit of prolonged crying then instead of expecting him or her to sit there for a long period of time , the first break in crying after a few minutes should be taken by the parent as an opportunity to allow the child to get up .
15 In some programs files have to be inverted overnight and this requires the microcomputer to be switched on over a long period of time .
16 Had this apparently contradictory programme been worked out over a long period , it might have seemed more logical .
17 ‘ But poisons that would only kill if taken regularly over a long period of time , do they exist ? ’
18 This is not wanted to there has to be a circuit arrangement which does not respond to a short pulse from the batting l.e.d. but acts only if this l.e.d. remains on for a longer period , that is , when the batsman has correctly intercepted the ball .
19 Their congregations of ‘ Independents ’ were justly named in a society settling down to a long period of outward conformity and growing indifference to religion .
20 However , this is an aspect that must be studied closely over a longer period , for there is a danger in some of the inner-city schemes of officially-induced gentrification .
21 This hooking action is important because it interferes with the opponent 's attempts to free his arm and keeps him closed off for a longer period .
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