Example sentences of "[conj] it be widely [verb] that " in BNC.

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1 Although it is widely believed that the Spanish encountered an almost pristine landscape in AD 1521 ( refs 1–3 ) , some archival and palaeolimnological studies have suggested that extensive land clearance began before European contact , during the Preclassic to Postclassic periods .
2 Although it is widely agreed that successful innovations need to couple R&D , manufacturing , and marketing activities to ensure that new products can be manufactured at reasonable cost and are attractive to consumers , it is not completely obvious that this means that all three activities always need to be conducted under the same roof .
3 The final total was 606 , scored in only ten hours of excellent batsmanship , although it was widely felt that the England selectors had helped them along by omitting Foster and playing two spinners , Cook and Miller , on a pitch of low bounce .
4 The need for war , then , was fairly generally accepted , although it was widely recognized that it brought destruction and death .
5 Whether they had taken such action with the explicit authorisation of President Gorbachev remained unclear , although it was widely agreed that he had failed to respond adequately to the loss of life that had occurred .
6 It was hoped that the fund would raise some 6,000 million forints ( about US$80,000,000 ) in 1991/1992 , although it was widely predicted that this would be insufficient to provide for the estimated 300,000 unemployed in Hungary .
7 Interior Minister Carlos Hurtado , had resigned on April 2 citing personal health problems , although it was widely known that he was hostile to Chamorro 's and Lacayo 's policy of co-operating with the Sandinistas .
8 Göring added that it was widely believed that Poland intended to annex East Prussia and Danzig in the near future .
9 All posts are subject to the local government superannuation scheme and it is widely acknowledged that this is one of the most attractive schemes offered anywhere .
10 The one-year course is only to lay down the foundations of good technical training — and it is widely recognised that the course simply pushes the student into the profession with enough practical experience to find his or her feet .
11 IBM now has 13 autonomous business units , with nine focused on specific product lines , and it is widely suggested that some of these need heavyweight industry veterans to run them effectively .
12 Hitler 's confidence in early victory made a deep impression , and it was widely believed that the final push would begin in March or April .
13 Gingrich had been the first to lay formal charges which had led to the resignation on June 6 of the Speaker of the House of Representatives , Jim Wright [ see p. 36650 ] , and it was widely believed that his own investigation had been initiated in revenge in April by Representative Bill Alexander ( Dem. , Arkansas ) who on Oct. 26 filed new charges against Gingrich for alleged misuse of campaign funds and of congressional stationery .
14 In his letter of Aug. 14 Saddam had underlined his determination " not to keep any of Iraq 's potential outside the arena of the great duel " and it was widely believed that this implied either an intention to consolidate Iraqi gains in Kuwait or launch an attack against Saudi Arabia .
15 The trial was expected to continue for some time and it was widely believed that evidence would be given which would incriminate politicians still active .
16 No organization claimed responsibility and it was widely speculated that it had been a mistake by ETA .
17 He said the prison was close to anarchy and it was widely known that there was a strong risk of violence .
18 Whether the life sentence is regarded as a sufficient denunciation in society depends on the public 's perception of what life imprisonment means : if it is widely believed that it results in an average of nine years ' imprisonment , the effect will be somewhat blunted .
19 Self-promotion of that sort may be a matter for amused comment , but it is widely accepted that one may choose one 's Place in the pecking order , or try to , and that in Britain parentage does not irreversibly define class .
20 Much has been said and written as to how exactly the miracle is performed , but it is widely agreed that a relatively stable group of large general electronics companies in Japan did succeed in the 1970S and 1980S in being continuously innovative in terms of products and markets .
21 But it is widely expected that further heads will have to roll if the discredited Communist Party is to retrieve the situation .
22 There 's been plenty of speculation about what will be cut and what will be taxed , but it 's widely expected that there 'll be a big increase in the scope of VAT .
23 The law was welcomed by leading Soviet journalists , but it was widely assessed that true press freedom would only be achieved when state control of paper production and of distribution and ownership of print works was ended .
24 The two drivers were later charged with dangerous driving , but it was widely suspected that they had been acting on orders .
25 Whether Mrs Thatcher herself was implicated in the leak is not known , but it was widely believed that Brittan resigned to save her skin .
26 I was lucky enough not to be on his list , but it was widely believed that there were more arrests to come .
27 Wingti 's position was improved by the defection to his government of a further six MPs , but it was widely assumed that some of those not rewarded with Cabinet office were unlikely to remain permanently within the government coalition .
28 Occasionally it was conceded that New York had elements of sophistication but it was widely appreciated that film tastes and standards were determined in the populous and philistine Midwest .
29 The accession of the new king , William IV , in June 1830 brought some slight relief , mainly because it was widely believed that His Majesty favoured the destruction of machinery and the payment of 2 shillings a day to men of the labouring classes .
30 The time when scruples about extrapolating from studies on animals to humans would have seemed absurd , because it was widely held that basic behavioural processes were common to all species and that the complexity of behaviour was simply a function of the capacity of the organism to learn , is long since past .
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