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

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1 On 7 June 1972 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ( OSHA ) issued a standard on asbestos exposure at work which took effect over a four-year period to 1 July 1976 .
2 Failure to extend the agreement would have meant selling the buffer stock over a 4@1/2-year period from October , with potentially damaging consequences for prices , which were already at their lowest point for many years after five seasons of glut .
3 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 .
4 We want to research whether this campaign over a short period of time can improve this situation . ’
5 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 .
6 Records may have to be kept for reference over a long period of time and therefore they must be adequately protected .
7 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 .
8 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 .
9 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
10 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 .
11 This is bond paying a regular ( usually semi-annual ) , fixed coupon over a fixed period to maturity or redemption , with the return of principal ( i.e. the par or nominal value of the bond ) on the maturity date .
12 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 .
13 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 .
14 The solidarity of the community is strengthened … by a shared history of living and working in one place over a long period of time … .
15 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 .
16 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 .
17 Because a teacher is concerned with a whole person over a prolonged period of time … so he tends to become involved as a whole person .
18 Fatigue fractures , by their very nature , are more prevalent in structures that have been subject to stress over a long period of time .
19 Despite my closeness over a long period to Harold Wilson , I was certainly not close to his publicised cronies .
20 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 .
21 Where a surgeon has been brought in ‘ at the last minute ’ to prepare a Medical Report then his opinion and Report can always be made the subject of valid criticism in the event of being compared with the Report and opinion of a surgeon who has consistently treated and/or prepared Reports on a claimant over a lengthy period of time .
22 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 .
23 But it is encapsulated in the phrase that she was subjected to sadistic behaviour over a lengthy period of time which she accepted because she was in love with him .
24 Each WRVS delivery round serves up to 40 people a day over a two-hour period around lunch time .
25 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 .
26 For example , there may be evidence for a sequence of buildings being constructed and going out of use over a long period of time .
27 In Britain these are in a state of flux although there has been much discussion about the role of the inspector over a long period of time .
28 We must therefore confront the empirical problem of separating out classical from Keynesian influences in order to answer a very simple question : is the unemployment which is observed in a particular economy over a given period of time predominantly classical or predominantly Keynesian in origin ?
29 But for patients in high EE homes , the continued use of these drugs reduced the relapse rate over a nine-month period among Brown and his colleagues ' sample by one third ( 66 per cent to 46 per cent ) , and in Vaughn and Leff 's sample , by about one half .
30 From the number density of craters on these regions it is thus possible to establish the lunar cratering rate over a considerable period of time as shown in Figure 6.9 .
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