Example sentences of "[adv] over a [adj] period [prep] " in BNC.

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1 The tax will be phased in over a three-year period from July 1994 .
2 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 .
3 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 .
4 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 .
5 Observers suggested that a programme of negotiated , " rolling reforms " would now ensue , probably over a considerable period of time , and that de Klerk would face strong opposition from some elements of the white electorate who sought to maintain protected political rights for the white minority .
6 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 .
7 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 .
8 The counterfeit cheques , for sums between £20 and £60 , were made out over a five-month period from March last year .
9 In some programs files have to be inverted overnight and this requires the microcomputer to be switched on over a long period of time .
10 Duncan Smith , defending , said : ‘ It appeared to be a fairly well laid out scheme which was used successfully over a considerable period of time .
11 For the concession of hereditary tenure , though made piecemeal over a long period of time , was universal by the end of the century .
12 Salesmen who underperformed even over a short period at the futures bucket shops , were put on " terminal ! "
13 ‘ But poisons that would only kill if taken regularly over a long period of time , do they exist ? ’
14 Conversely , some econometricians have argued that it is more cost effective to use a ‘ drip ’ system , advertising more or less continuously over a long period at a very low weight .
15 Much research and attention to artists ' requirements has led to a new breed of synthetic brushes which are highly appropriate for use with acrylics , among other uses , which hold their shape well over a long period of time , are delightfully responsive to use , are superbly controllable , allowing precision work , and are durable enough to resist occasional misuse .
16 I have known you well over a long period of time .
17 In clinical case management there is a recognition that the worker is an important resource , and an awareness that the process of assessment and reassessment is a crucial function , to be discharged by someone who knows the client really well over a long period of time .
18 People would not welcome a move from their home and if closure went ahead over a long period of time staff would inevitably leave .
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