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

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1 For the concession of hereditary tenure , though made piecemeal over a long period of time , was universal by the end of the century .
2 If on the other hand , a stress is applied slowly over a longer period the material flows like a viscous liquid so that the spherical shape is soon lost if left to stand for some time .
3 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 .
4 ‘ But poisons that would only kill if taken regularly over a long period of time , do they exist ? ’
5 However , this is an aspect that must be studied closely over a longer period , for there is a danger in some of the inner-city schemes of officially-induced gentrification .
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