Example sentences of "[adj] [noun sg] was around the [noun] " in BNC.

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1 Armies chose these banks as suitable places for crossing the Rhine , and a particularly eventful time was around the end of the eighteenth century and the start of the next .
2 The Macedonian government was able to press its claim for recognition , which had been blocked by Greece , by threatening that war was around the corner .
3 The rise in unemployment frustrated the government 's spending plans , because of the rising costs of social security ; it also undermined the credibility of the government 's claims that its economic strategy was working and that economic recovery was around the corner .
4 The return of socialism would be the ‘ road to nowhere , a dead end ’ at a time when economic recovery was around the corner .
5 Dr Margaret Ashwell told the conference that the worst form of middle-age spread was around the middle as the traditional beer-belly shape meant more fat was concentrated where it does most harm — around the internal organs .
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