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

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1 The rural development centre CEPROR ( Centro de Romocion Rural ) ran special courses for young women , Sister Asuncion , who was in charge of the programme over a period of two years ( 1975–7 ) , helped train approximately 2.000 young women in community work .
2 They have an album of photos showing the house at different stages of completion over a period of 18 months .
3 Similarly , slow learners are allowed to continue their foreign language study over a period of three or four years in order to master one or two levels .
4 The aim of the research is to arrive at an interdisciplinary understanding of particular cases by intensive study over a period of time , using both flexible interviews and questionnaires ; and by the incorporation of survey data and through theoretical interpretation to generalise to wider organisational and occupational areas .
5 In this thesis he describes a meticulous dietary study over a period of several years at the Juliana Children 's Hospital in a patient with coeliac disease , which started in 1936 !
6 ‘ What would have been Britain 's level of development had millions of them been put to work as slaves outside of their homeland over a period of four centuries ? ’ asks Guyanese professor of history Walter Rodney .
7 Good examples of activities to maintain motivation are collecting inspiring dieting case histories from slimming magazines ; going out to buy a dress one size smaller than your present size ; looking at charts and graphs that show good overall weight loss over a period of time .
8 Erm we also wanted to implement a plan er and this is an ongoing er situation of admitting er young blood to the partnership over a period of of erm five years or so , again that 's a rolling programme
9 Dr Theo Angelov , President of the Baptist Union of Bulgaria , addressed the Wednesday evening rally on ‘ People to People in Europe ’ , when he told us of faithful Christian witness over a period of 40 years by many in his country living through extreme conditions and hardships under Communist rule .
10 This gives judicial support to the view that financial statements have a limited useful life ( of less than 15 months ) and depreciate in usefulness over a period of time .
11 As it happens , there is a substantial engine refurbishment contract in the offing which ( although tenders have not yet been invited ) promises to bring someone several tens of millions of pounds in revenue over a period of a few years .
12 He admitted ten charges of possessing and supplying cannabis and speed over a period of a year .
13 The third method of issue involves the Bank of England taking stock on to its own books and then selling this as a tap stock over a period of time in day-to-day dealings with GEMMs .
14 The main advantage of panels is that they provide feedback over a period of time , which increases the reliability of their responses compared with people who may have been stopped for a brief interview outside their local supermarket , for example .
15 Most funding agencies are , understandably , unwilling to take on a commitment to pay for research over a period of perhaps twenty years or more .
16 She was followed soon afterwards by Dr Greenaway , the BDA 's President who had rendered magnificent service to the Association over a period of thirty years .
17 It felt as though anti-racism had become an important issue over a period of just one year .
18 I refer to your letter of 11 March 1993 concerning the above and the use of Media Action to organise an information type campaign over a period of possibly one week .
19 And I believe er , at this meeting it was revealed that Scottish Homes had received a tender from the West Lothian District Council for this work over a period of ten years for a figure which comes to four hundred thousand pound which , apparently , was the cheapest tender !
20 This was a development which of course took place in Picasso 's work over a period of many months .
21 The research is therefore intended to contribute to this theoretical debate and , in drawing on field work over a period of nearly twenty years , to consider critically the applicability of ideas like discourse to a particular ethnographic case .
22 Firstly it has been shown to act specifically to inhibit dietary fat consumption over a period of four to six hours after experimental administration without changing total 24 hour intake .
23 Those who tend to see the eighteenth century as above all " the Age of Wesley " usually bring a good deal of retrospectivity to their view of the rise of Methodism over a period at the end of which Methodists were still not especially numerous in the nation as a whole .
24 Like many earnest campaigns , the society raised moral indignation over a period of three years when a ‘ naked ’ papier mâché horse was put on display in a Manhattan airline office ; the horse was quickly removed and an apology was sent as speedily .
25 By a notice of motion dated 14 February 1992 the local authority appealed against those parts of the order which directed that there should be no contact between the father and the girl until after the local authority review and that there should be supervised contact between the girl and her half-sister , on the grounds that ( 1 ) the justices had been wrong in law in failing to invite the parties to comment on the agreed proposals for contact ; ( 2 ) the justices had been wrong in law in failing to indicate to the parties the nature of the orders for contact which they proposed to make , thereby depriving the parties of the opportunity to make submissions relating to those proposals ; ( 3 ) the justices had wrongly exercised their discretion in authorising the local authority to refuse contact to the girl by the father for only six months when they had found as a fact , inter alia , that the father had abused the girl over a period of at least 18 months ; ( 4 ) the justices had been wrong to impose the condition of supervision on contact between the girl and her half-sister when there had been no application for such contact to be supervised , the evidence was that the half-sister had been enjoying unsupervised contact and that there was no evidence that there was any risk of the girl coming into contact with her father while having contact with her half-sister , and the justices had heard evidence that the local authority were considering placing the girl with her half-sister and by their order they had precluded the local authority from making such a placement and had fettered the discretion of the local authority ; and ( 5 ) the order was therefore contrary to the girl 's best interests .
26 Captive-bred Pretty Tetras , have a much more brighter colouration than wild-caught specimens , the latter of which tend to lose this brightness over a period of time when kept in an aquarium .
27 Checklists are not appropriate for people who do not have inti-mate knowledge of a child over a period of some weeks .
28 Birth parents may relinquish their child for adoption at the time of birth or at a subsequent date , possibly having cared for the child over a period of months or years .
29 The work is to be done at home over a period of about nine months .
30 After the grubs have eaten extensive ‘ galleries ’ in the wood over a period of years , with the resultant dust being emitted in bun-shaped pellets , the larva enters a pupal stage lasting three to six weeks and emerges as a fully grown beetle .
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