Example sentences of "in a few [noun pl] ' " in BNC.

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1 That person is a menace to everyone but he may well think that , in a few hours ' time , he 'll be back to normal and no harm will be done .
2 Some people expect that in a few decades ' time youngsters will learn from their home tutor computers and rarely , if ever , have contact with a human teacher .
3 He would be coming round to collect in a few minutes ' time .
4 It is absurd , every time we introduce another element of our policy , for him to leap on to the populist pitch and then , as he no doubt will in a few minutes ' time , find some detailed reasons for being opposed to it .
5 Our plan was to meet there in a few days ' time , once our researches in New York were concluded .
6 In a few days ' time the President of the Society for the Protection of the Selva Sur , David Ricalde , would tell me , ‘ Some of these naturalists , it 's not their fault but they do n't know their stuff .
7 In a few days ' time , perhaps sooner , he would die quietly of pneumonia , peacefully suffocating as the bloodstream slowed and the deprived lungs surrendered their function .
8 She will probably welcome your offer of help with such matters as the registration of the death , notifying distant friends , putting an announcement of death in local or national newspapers if she wants this , and dealing with kindly enquiries from neighbours in a tactful way , so that they understand that she may not be feeling like having too many callers at first but will greatly appreciate their help and sympathy in a few days ' ( or weeks , ) time ; and making arrangements for the funeral and any family gathering that is to take place afterwards .
9 The girls arrived at the Gare du Nord , as we will do , and then , as we will in a few days ' time , they made for the Gare de L'Est and the journey into central Europe .
10 This would on past experience coax the crocuses out in Hyde Park , only to be spiked by frost in a few days ' time .
11 However we agreed to visit Cedars together in a few days ' time .
12 Well , we had a talk and she invited me to come back in a few days ' time .
13 There was nothing wrong with enjoying her own interests and social activities — including Martin Ward 's party in a few days ' time .
14 Pete suggested that in a few days ' time he could take her out to the nearest big town on the coast , and there she could look for clothes in the department stores and check out the library for the addresses of any useful organisations or people to contact .
15 I 'm lucky , she told her reflection , and in a few days ' time I 'll be far away from this place , and without Piers around I 'll be able to put things back into perspective .
16 Except , a small protective inner voice prompted her hurtfully , that I 'm no long-term threat to your person or your property because in a few days ' time at the very most I shall be out of your land and out of your life .
17 What did it matter if there would be no long-term future for them together — that in a few days ' time they would be separated by the cold grey expanse of the North Sea ?
18 I hope that a message can go out that there is a new resolve in the west and that we are determined to ensure that the killing , the destruction and the brutality stop , and that , as a new year dawns in a few days ' time , it dawns with a new sense of hope for the battered , beleaguered people of Croatia .
19 could you put me in touch ? ’ 'Sorry he 'll be back from America in a few days ' bingo .
20 If she could fit in a few days ' break in order to attend the wedding in Andorra she would , she promised , and Peter returned to Rocamar the next day , leaving Sarella to close one chapter of her life and get on with the next .
21 I do n't want you to throw them away today , er , because you might actually in a few days ' time think of some use for them .
22 You 've said ‘ Fire ! ’ and seen the price of a dozen cameras blow away in a few seconds ' worth of flash and bang , with nothing left at the end to stick in the family album .
23 She has an 18-year-old son , who plans to go to university in a few months ' time and the thought of life on her own fills her with anxiety .
24 So get your orders in well in advance for when the putter goes into production in a few months ' time … .
25 but if you if you if that 's all you do then in eve even a week 's time but definitely in a few months ' time it 's just gone .
26 Try leaving his nappy off again in a few months ' time .
27 In a few months ' time she might hardly remember his name .
28 In a few months ' time I will take my G.C.S.E. ( General Certificate of Secondary Education ) .
29 The future of British Coal depends on the results of the next general election in a few months ' time , and I do not think that any hon. Member or the Minister would refute that .
30 For the Community as a whole , the Maastricht agreement and all its areas — including the social provisions , which the others will accept outside the treaty on the basis of a separate protocol to be agreed in a few months ' time — were the significant aspect .
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