Example sentences of "[verb] [adv] over a [adj] 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 Let us take the example of a debt owed to Swannson-on-Wheels for haulage carried out over a four-week period ( throughout the United Kingdom ) on behalf of a computer manufacturer called Computex Ltd .
3 This was carried out over a three-week period using a mixture of interviews and questionnaires covering a representative sample of persons from the CSSU and the departments .
4 For the concession of hereditary tenure , though made piecemeal over a long period of time , was universal by the end of the century .
5 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 .
6 The counterfeit cheques , for sums between £20 and £60 , were made out over a five-month period from March last year .
7 It is common for reviewers to cite evidence of effects on physical pathology from a study by Cassel ( 1976 ) who reported an increased prevalence of hypertension and stroke in groups deficient in social supports , and from work by Berkman and Syme ( 1979 ) who reported a raised mortality among adults deficient in social ties in a sample of 6,928 individuals studied prospectively over a nine-year period .
8 Duncan Smith , defending , said : ‘ It appeared to be a fairly well laid out scheme which was used successfully over a considerable period of time .
9 Some bank loans are provided in the form of a standby-credit or commitment which means a bank will provide funds if required to do so over a stated period , either on a fixed or floating rate basis .
10 Given that this reform will hit hardest those firms with most part-time workers , it is suggested that this change is phased in over a five-year period .
11 Bush did not indicate how the changes , which were to be phased in over a five-year period at a cost of up to $100,000 million , would be financed .
12 Advisers say the change — aimed at meeting European Community moves towards equality for the sexes — should be phased in over a 15-year period .
13 The tax will be phased in over a three-year period from July 1994 .
14 The duty , which was to have been phased out over a nine-month period to March 1991 , was dismissed as ineffective because shoppers would be able to circumvent it by buying in the West after July 1 .
15 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 .
16 This level of pay was never conceived of as being a realizable objective for a statutory minimum wage that would be brought in over a short period of time .
17 They went on over a long period and affected many children who had been entrusted to the defendants for care and help .
18 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 .
19 People would not welcome a move from their home and if closure went ahead over a long period of time staff would inevitably leave .
20 In some programs files have to be inverted overnight and this requires the microcomputer to be switched on over a long period of time .
21 Had this apparently contradictory programme been worked out over a long period , it might have seemed more logical .
22 ‘ But poisons that would only kill if taken regularly over a long period of time , do they exist ? ’
23 ‘ The commitment to fund a rolling programme in County Durham is also very good news as this will enable us to plan ahead over a three-year period rather than on a year to year basis as has been the case .
24 There are , however , instances where fixed term contracts are renewed automatically over a considerable period of time and can reasonably be described as ‘ rolling ’ contracts .
25 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 .
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