Example sentences of "[vb mod] [be] [vb pp] to be true " in BNC.

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1 ‘ Brother shall deliver up brother to death ’ could be said to be true of Jerome , for if he had not killed he had indeed delivered Aldhelm to his death .
2 Professor Glennerster says that his research shows that none of the alleged scares about the scheme could be found to be true .
3 If the testable condition evaluates to 1 , for example , the result of the test would be considered to be TRUE and the THEN part of the IF …
4 At first this might sound a little too simple — or a clever exit from responsibility — but if thought about can be seen to be true .
5 Is saying , ‘ Oh , I 'm so tired ’ natural tiredness-behaviour for us , in spite of the fact that ‘ I 'm tired ’ , unlike yawning , even pretence yawning , can be said to be true or false ?
6 A large number of facts relevant to a theory must be ascertained by observation under a wide variety of circumstances , and the extent to which the theory can be shown to be true or probably true in the light of those facts by some kind of inductive inference must be established .
7 According to the latter , only those theories that can be shown to be true or probably true are to be admitted into science .
8 What is being said , in effect , it might be argued , is that there exist certain propositions which can be known to be true , and if so , existential propositions will not have been " eliminated " ; only the values of the variables of quantification will have been changed , with propositions taking the place of ontological objects .
9 Both find that life , and of course the activity of philosophy , is untenable without some standards of absolute truth , the canon of ‘ reason ’ , which can generate knowledge that can be held to be true regardless of perspective or context .
10 Once a logical contradiction is admitted to a system of propositions any other proposition and its negation can be proved to be true by virtue of the rules of formal logic .
11 These difficulties have resolved themselves into the question : is the comment " fair " , in the sense of being one which the commentator could honestly express , on the strength of such of his facts as can be proved to be true ?
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