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 People would not welcome a move from their home and if closure went ahead over a long period of time staff would inevitably leave .
8 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 .
9 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 .
10 ‘ But poisons that would only kill if taken regularly over a long period of time , do they exist ? ’
11 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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