Example sentences of "[noun sg] over a long period " in BNC.

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1 This can have a rather unsettling effect over a long period — the family man can not promise to take his children to the seaside or his wife out to dinner more than a week ahead without the chance that he might be in India , California or Scotland at the time he promised .
2 This applied to many houses in the street , presumably brought about by the making up of the road with gravel over a long period .
3 There was considerable vaginal dilation ; in my view , only consistent with full penetration over a long period .
4 It may also be possible to argue that where the party has failed to respond to a notice of assignment from the purchaser , such lack of action over a long period is an implied consent where that party has dealt with the purchaser after completion .
5 If this analysis is accepted , then it is clear that the attempt over a long period of time to protect the position of those living in privately rented accommodation has failed and has , in fact , made the position worse .
6 Common sense as well as medical evidence tells us , however , that excessive drinking over a long period of time can lead to health problems — and that drinking vast quantities in a short space of time is both foolish and dangerous .
7 Records may have to be kept for reference over a long period of time and therefore they must be adequately protected .
8 Other types of skin cancer are associated with continued exposure to the sun over a long period .
9 The two main sets of circumstances to which the Act is normally applied relate first to mental disorder and secondly to self-neglect over a long period .
10 Permanent income can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the existing stock of both ‘ human ’ and ‘ non-human ’ wealth over a long period of time .
11 Recall from Chapter 19 that this is a long-run measure of income which can be thought of as the present value of the expected flow of income from the stock of human and non-human wealth over a long period of time .
12 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
13 The majority of the work shown was very recent , but several of the pieces date back as much as 10 years revealing her fascination with the themes from classical mythology over a long period .
14 The explanation is that , given a totally unvarying diet over a long period of time , especially if it is from kittenhood right through into adult life , a cat 's ‘ food variety mechanism ’ gets worn down and is finally switched off altogether .
15 Poor timekeeping over a long period usually amounts to misconduct .
16 To know that there 's someone going to buy your crop over a long period of time , or part of your crop , ideally , over a long period of time , does help people to plan ahead .
17 On the other hand , in certain other areas of our bulk chemicals we have been very successful in maintaining a good margin business over a long period of time .
18 Iron fittings could replace wooden components gradually , allowing major alterations to take place over a long period .
19 It had to take place over a long period , in the face of a prodigious number of uncontrolled variables which were likely to confuse the outcome .
20 The solidarity of the community is strengthened … by a shared history of living and working in one place over a long period of time … .
21 Those few casual workers in the catering industry who do seem to work on a more or less continuous , almost full-time basis over a long period for a single organisation ( the plaintiffs in the oft-cited " O'Kelly case " ) , tend to possess skills which that organisation , and indeed other potential employers , value .
22 If that 's the case , then we could argue , an and will do , that now is a good time to borrow on a fixed term basis over a long period .
23 When some sociologists talk of the ‘ socialization function of the family ’ , therefore , they are not talking of a family deliberately and consciously performing a function assigned to it from outside by ‘ society ’ , but rather of a more subtle process that arises out of the facts of being married , of sharing a residence over a long period of time , and of parenthood .
24 Thus you will already be aerobically fit , that is able to sustain a relatively low work-load over a long period .
25 Fatigue fractures , by their very nature , are more prevalent in structures that have been subject to stress over a long period of time .
26 Despite my closeness over a long period to Harold Wilson , I was certainly not close to his publicised cronies .
27 These data suggest that the selection of a relative who gives moral support is related partly to the composition of the kin group and partly to the quality of a particular relationship over a long period of time .
28 The officer must indeed be prepared to sustain his attempts at persuasiveness over a long period of time , a matter which can pose problems , for he must be able to sense when a less conciliatory performance is warranted and a show of force , however discreet , would be appropriate .
29 Unlike the 1991 Rugby World Cup , which took place over a whole month , not to mention the three months build-up , thereby allowing the sponsors to develop their marketing strategy over a long period of time , the World Sevens tournament is a three-day event , with the commercial potential of a ‘ Market blink ’ , as he puts it .
30 For example , there may be evidence for a sequence of buildings being constructed and going out of use over a long period of time .
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