Example sentences of "had be [vb pp] for some " in BNC.

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1 It had been recognised for some time that only through rationalisation into larger productive and distributive units could the movement overcome the damaging rivalries among societies in the same neighbourhood , and through economies of scale promote further growth .
2 Another suggestion was that an entire class of LMS express locomotives had been withdrawn for some reason .
3 The consultative document published in 1987 followed the principle that had been acknowledged for some time , drawing a distinction between essential items which were to remain free , and desirable but not essential items for which charges could be made , a distinction not in practice very easy to make .
4 The schedule of accommodation which forms the basic document around which the rest of the building note is developed , and which I shall illustrate , was prepared , for this particular group of patients , in precisely the same way as it had been done for some of the other sub-groups within mental illness and mental handicapped for which various supplements have been prepared to which I referred above .
5 Concern had been voiced for some time by the Office of Fair Trading ( OFT ) as to the restrictive practices maintained by the Stock Exchange :
6 Relations between the Meskhetians and the Uzbek majority had been strained for some time , largely as a result of the poor housing and other conditions in which the Meskhetians had been forced to remain ( many still lived in shanty towns , and levels of unemployment were higher than elsewhere in the republic ) .
7 Relations between this group and the government had been strained for some years because of the sect 's links with Libya and its occupation of a disputed eight-acre site west of the capital , where it had built a commune .
8 When they had been seated for some time Titch said : ‘ I suppose you 've heard the news ? ’
9 Though since to find an alternative word was n't going to alter matters at all by the look of it , Fabia began to wonder if perhaps Vendelin Gajdusek was coming back from Prague today to keep his appointment but had been delayed for some reason or another .
10 This placed an unfortunate obstacle in the path of the police who might otherwise , simply on the grounds of suspicion , make a ‘ clean sweep ’ of all known criminals — a policy that had been advocated for some years by Matthew Davenport Hill , the Recorder of Birmingham — as a sure means to guarantee the safety of the streets .
11 The Battersea Congress of the Party , to which this complaint was later addressed , gave official backing to a scheme which had been projected for some time , a Revolutionary Trade Union Opposition to unite the various unofficial movements which had been growing up in many important unions .
12 There is little doubt also that within the DES the binary solution had been canvassed for some time , and throughout the life of the Robbins Committee interest in it was being shown in the Association of Teachers in Technical Institutes and elsewhere .
13 We had been affianced for some weeks . ’
14 He had been observed for some time in the recovery unit as his central venous pressure and blood pressure were low .
15 ‘ The house had been neglected for some time , ’ explains Pauline .
16 This problem in combining general relativity and the uncertainty principle had been suspected for some time , but was finally confirmed by detailed calculations in 1972 .
17 The need for regulatory change had been mooted for some time .
18 The possibility that he had been killed for some reason connected with his father 's letters did not occur to Derek .
19 Professor Seymour-Strachey had been retired for some time now , and had left Grimsby .
20 That system had been intended for some time .
21 It had been known for some time that relations between Stephenson and Villa were strained because of the player 's insistence on living in his home-town of Newcastle , and several clubs , keen to secure him , were watching the situation closely .
22 The squinch had been known for some time and was used in Persia , Turkestan , Armenia and Asia Minor .
23 The problems of the system under which the starter operates a lever had been known for some years , but the Jockey Club and the course executive failed to replace it , the report added .
24 Khatami 's resignation had been rumoured for some months , as conservative newspapers had accused him of " leniency " towards the " corrupt , Westernized " Iranian intellectuals and artists , especially those in exile .
25 It was rumoured that the ‘ train' actually came into Hallington Station and blew off steam ( even though the track had been lifted for some years ) .
26 But they had been chosen for some little time already .
27 When somebody had been convicted of the offence , or no other offences had been committed for some time , the names were removed from the police station notice board — the police needed the space there — and put in a file or destroyed .
28 Over 40,000 people staged a demonstration in Buenos Aires on Dec. 30 against the decision , which had been forecast for some time .
29 Some would argue that the real problem lies in the fact that shares had been overvalued for some time , and that prices were likely to fall , and that the above events provided the impetus .
30 The third had been expected for some time .
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