Example sentences of "be [vb pp] over the " in BNC.

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1 Inter-Service friction has been eased over the years by successive steps taken to concentrate greater power in the hands of the Central staffs as more tri-Service experienced officers have become available ; and to bring the Services closer together at every level of command , and in training and operations .
2 The skeleton , whose hands are placed over the groin in one of the traditional attitudes of repose , is slightly proud of the shell ; hence the gable lid , resulting in a close-fitting coffin .
3 Mr Clinton may be staking the future of his presidency on his plan , details of which have been leaked over the past week .
4 A preheated cupping glass would then have been placed over the wound and the cooling action of the air inside would have produced a vacuum capable of sucking the blood out .
5 Police , firemen and council workers had worked through the night to restore the scene of the atrocity , and fresh paving stones had already been placed over the gaping holes left by the blasts .
6 Pocklington 's population rose from 1,502 in 1801 to 2,546 in 1851 but two excellent plans of the town , drawn up by William Watson in 1844 and 1855 , show how little the medieval lay-out had been altered over the years other than by encroachments onto the market place .
7 By contrast , I make it clear that Labour believes it is right and just and should be the first priority for pensioners to get an increase of £5 a week for a single pensioner and £8 a week for a married couple , given the mean and miserable way in which they have been treated over the past decade .
8 The way the work-force has been treated over the last few years , the uncertainty that 's been created and the lack of consultation , the impact on their lives of such a closure on people who have been expecting to be there until they retire — their jobs may well go , and the impact on that , both for their own lives as well as their families .
9 Amongst other things , we were always finding used syringes that had been lobbed over the wall .
10 It had been welded over the preceding decades by the authoritarianism of manager Bill Struth , staunch Presbyterian traditions , the famous ‘ iron curtain ’ defence and tough captains like Big George Young .
11 One of these , PC-Hornet , which has been developed over the past 10 years , will be shown for the first time by McDonnell Douglas .
12 In a way , the show marks the next step on from the post-industrial carnivals that have been developed over the past ten years .
13 To these ends , other means have been developed over the years , most assiduously in the three Northern Tier states .
14 Many such programs have been developed over the years to exploit the computer 's ability to retrieve and/or manipulate large quantities of data .
15 The Lothian proposals for assessing needs have been developed over the past year by the Lothian Assessment and Care Management Steering Group — an interagency group chaired by Lothian Social Work with representatives from Lothian Health Board ( medicine , nursing and planning ) , General Practitioners , District Council housing departments , housing associations , voluntary and private sector organisations and users ' and carers ' groups .
16 To encourage mobility , two separate initiatives , both covered by EC Directives , have been developed over the last few years .
17 A new framework of national awards in engineering has been developed over the last few years .
18 Our joint ventures with LVMH continue to progress well thanks to strong personal and commercial relationships which have been developed over the last five years .
19 HELP has been developed over the last five years and is available to Henley programme members throughout the world .
20 The engine has been developed over the past four years by engineers and designers at Vauxhall 's parent plant , General Motors .
21 For instance , in one of the lectures we were talking about how you know how heavy an atom is , and my colleague , Mike Pendlebury , was describing how you can actually do this by weighing a crystal and counting the number of atoms in it , erm this is certainly not the traditional way , it 's a way that 's been developed over the last few years .
22 Variations in pension cost , which are identified as a result of actuarial valuations , are amortised over the average expected remaining working lives of employees .
23 The third round of talks , in May , had been halted over the same issue [ see p. 38191 ] .
24 The nonconformist movement built their first chapel in 1821 , with four having been erected over the years for the Primitive , Congregational , Baptist and Methodist movements , only the latter still regularly meeting .
25 Whether or not further concealed households are formed over the next fifteen years , seems to me to be an irrelevance .
26 He had been admonished over the incident , which happened in August 1991 near his home .
27 A great deal of ink has been spilled over the nature of indirect duties , to which I will return in the next section .
28 But the German church now supported the rival Alexander , as they had not been consulted over the appointment of Paschal .
29 It should have been completed over the weekend .
30 Accordingly , a number of migration theories and general statements have been formulated over the years , as shown in Table 5.1 .
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