Example sentences of "[noun sg] [prep] a long period [prep] " in BNC.

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1 Consequently many Greek writers of the fifth century and later realized that their own society was the end-product of a long period of advance .
2 In any case , a study of neolithic Early Minoan buildings very strongly implies that the temples were not an implant but the result of a long period of indigenous development .
3 By then the ethnic composition of its native population was multifarious and complex , being the result of a long period of prehistoric development .
4 Professor John in a seminal article stressed the great importance of the coincidence of a modest rate of population growth , putting no general pressure on a food supply expanded by a generation of agricultural improvement , with the bounty of a long period of good harvests .
5 If this analysis is accepted , then it is clear that the attempt over a long period of time to protect the position of those living in privately rented accommodation has failed and has , in fact , made the position worse .
6 The first step in achieving this objective is to guarantee a place on Employment Training ( ET ) for everyone who has been out of work for a long period of time .
7 However , many clients were supported by the scheme , and it is only through comparison with the control sample that one can determine whether or not the project was successful in sustaining them at home for a longer period of time than would have been the case without it .
8 Young people , the unemployed and women returning to work after a long period at home will have to show extra ingenuity to extract evidence of their work skills and potential from their life history .
9 Common sense as well as medical evidence tells us , however , that excessive drinking over a long period of time can lead to health problems — and that drinking vast quantities in a short space of time is both foolish and dangerous .
10 But if we turn to consider the [ … ] supply price with reference to a long period of time , we shall find that it is governed by a different set of causes , and with different results .
11 Records may have to be kept for reference over a long period of time and therefore they must be adequately protected .
12 Permanent income can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the existing stock of both ‘ human ’ and ‘ non-human ’ wealth over a long period of time .
13 Recall from Chapter 19 that this is a long-run measure of income which can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the stock of human and non-human wealth over a long period of time .
14 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
15 Freud thought that the need for a long period of education for young men and women in the ‘ civilized ’ sections of modern societies was linked with the development of neurotic illness because of the deferment of sexual gratification necessary while education took place .
16 In general , the mountain areas of the Auvergne experience a much colder winter climate with a long period of Permanent snow .
17 The explanation is that , given a totally unvarying diet over a long period of time , especially if it is from kittenhood right through into adult life , a cat 's ‘ food variety mechanism ’ gets worn down and is finally switched off altogether .
18 To know that there 's someone going to buy your crop over a long period of time , or part of your crop , ideally , over a long period of time , does help people to plan ahead .
19 On the other hand , in certain other areas of our bulk chemicals we have been very successful in maintaining a good margin business over a long period of time .
20 The solidarity of the community is strengthened … by a shared history of living and working in one place over a long period of time … .
21 Those few casual workers in the catering industry who do seem to work on a more or less continuous , almost full-time basis over a long period for a single organisation ( the plaintiffs in the oft-cited " O'Kelly case " ) , tend to possess skills which that organisation , and indeed other potential employers , value .
22 When some sociologists talk of the ‘ socialization function of the family ’ , therefore , they are not talking of a family deliberately and consciously performing a function assigned to it from outside by ‘ society ’ , but rather of a more subtle process that arises out of the facts of being married , of sharing a residence over a long period of time , and of parenthood .
23 The teacher 's relation with a child is much more intense and long-lasting than for a teacher of a normal child , since they will be together in close contact during a longer period of growth .
24 Fatigue fractures , by their very nature , are more prevalent in structures that have been subject to stress over a long period of time .
25 Despite my closeness over a long period to Harold Wilson , I was certainly not close to his publicised cronies .
26 These data suggest that the selection of a relative who gives moral support is related partly to the composition of the kin group and partly to the quality of a particular relationship over a long period of time .
27 The officer must indeed be prepared to sustain his attempts at persuasiveness over a long period of time , a matter which can pose problems , for he must be able to sense when a less conciliatory performance is warranted and a show of force , however discreet , would be appropriate .
28 Under the latter system arable land was put under grass for a long period after which it was returned to arable .
29 Unlike the 1991 Rugby World Cup , which took place over a whole month , not to mention the three months build-up , thereby allowing the sponsors to develop their marketing strategy over a long period of time , the World Sevens tournament is a three-day event , with the commercial potential of a ‘ Market blink ’ , as he puts it .
30 For example , there may be evidence for a sequence of buildings being constructed and going out of use over a long period of time .
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