Example sentences of "[noun sg] was [prep] the corner " in BNC.

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1 By her fireside there was a settee and a table , ‘ and old granny was in the corner .
2 I used to do all sorts of other jobs to keep going — I used to be so confident that work was round the corner that when I became a cellarman in a wine shop , I said to my family , ‘ Of course , I 'll only be here for a week or two , you know , ’ and a year later I was still there .
3 The Macedonian government was able to press its claim for recognition , which had been blocked by Greece , by threatening that war was around the corner .
4 The rise in unemployment frustrated the government 's spending plans , because of the rising costs of social security ; it also undermined the credibility of the government 's claims that its economic strategy was working and that economic recovery was around the corner .
5 The return of socialism would be the ‘ road to nowhere , a dead end ’ at a time when economic recovery was around the corner .
6 The shop was round the corner in Back Lane .
7 His mother had done them — her name was in the corner .
8 Under it , major changes in reserves would have created an overwhelming presumption that a change in the exchange rate was around the corner , and thus encouraged speculation on what was in effect a certain bet .
9 At my Mum-in-law 's the sink was in the corner , not under the window where it is now …
10 The entrance to Cathy Carne 's flat was around the corner — a wooden stairacse , well maintained , with a canopied landing at the top .
11 You know a miracle will not happen but you find yourself behaving as if it might : we canvassed , those weeks before the election , with a heady feeling that success was round the corner .
12 The cinema was round the corner and
13 From the photograph of the crash we had seen that the demolished house was on the corner of a small lane , and although the house had been rebuilt , when we arrived at the place the position was easily identified .
14 Their table was in the corner by the juke box ; pop songs from the 19605 made an aural barrier between them and the rest of the clientele .
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