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

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1 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 .
2 For the concession of hereditary tenure , though made piecemeal over a long period of time , was universal by the end of the century .
3 ‘ But poisons that would only kill if taken regularly over a long period of time , do they exist ? ’
4 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 .
5 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 .
6 I have known you well over a long period of time .
7 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 .
8 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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