Example sentences of "can be to [adj] " in BNC.

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1 But I remembered how cruel children can be to small animals , and I did not want the boy to take his revenge on me .
2 The references can be to other parts of the same book , to another textbook or to your own Shelfold notes ( see chapter 4 ) .
3 What is remarkable is how impervious a government can be to changing public opinion when insulated from the threat of political defeat by a substantial parliamentary majority .
4 A recent exchange between young Scottish and French women has demonstrated how adaptable SCOTVEC modules can be to European projects .
5 That in itself emphasised what value he can be to United — his sheer danger and menace forces the opposition to follow him , which inevitably creates space for others .
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