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

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1 Also , employers are constantly employing new staff so the return on selection has to be calculated over a longer period of time to get a true picture of the effects of selection methods .
2 For a start , it allows spreading to be carried over a longer period during the winter months ( Table 1 ) .
3 The run-down was to be stretched over a longer period and the agreed strength raised from Sandys ’ proposed 45,000 to 55,000 .
4 Capital allowances deducted from the taxable income may be higher in the early years ( and therefore lower in the later years ) thin book depreciation , which may be charged over a longer period .
5 An additional incentive is that a garden , in contrast to its associated historic building , does not always need substantial sums for major fabric repairs at the outset and can be revived over a longer period of time .
6 But obviously a place not already converted would cost less initially , and the price of rebuilding would be spread over a longer period .
7 It faced substantial protests , however , from water suppliers , notably in the UK ( see pp. 36903 ; 37159 ) and in West Germany , who objected that the massive costs involved would need to be spread over a longer period .
8 Debt due for repayment within two years could be paid within five years , and debt due to be repaid over a longer period could be paid within eight years .
9 This explains how the disease can be misdiagnosed over a long period and stresses the need for biopsy specimens whatever the type of gastric lesion .
10 These real arts of the field man 's work can only be acquired over a long period , and they must be practised and refined by an officer on his own in the course of his work .
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