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

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1 To my knowledge , no class can hold State power over a long period without at the same time exercising its hegemony over and in the State Ideological Apparatuses .
2 It also prevents one from churning out the same stuff of conversation over a long period to different people ( to use words at people ) which is using those people as hard reflective surfaces and not , as I feel properly , soft digestive reflective surfaces .
3 Despite my closeness over a long period to Harold Wilson , I was certainly not close to his publicised cronies .
4 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 .
5 Conversely , some econometricians have argued that it is more cost effective to use a ‘ drip ’ system , advertising more or less continuously over a long period at a very low weight .
6 The best businesses over a long period of time have been the ones with a single thrust .
7 Thus , over a long period of time , stone , glass and metals acquire a distinctive patina which the faker must try and imitate .
8 Also the junction between the uncorroded metal and the applied patina is very sharp , whereas a patina which has developed over a long period of time will have eaten into the metal in a very irregular and quite characteristic manner that is very difficult to imitate .
9 Your own , personalized weight control programme has not been a sudden thing but has evolved over a long period of time .
10 However , over a long period of time and association , horses and ponies can alter their thought patterns and learn to think more like each other , and to become more empathic .
11 But cases of die links between different places or over a long period of time are unusual .
12 There are few other industries in which , over a long period of time , revenues have covered less than half of costs .
13 However , at Cosmeston the archaeologist has the opportunity to excavate a large portion of the settlement over a long period of time and to use the results to shed light on sites where the excavators have not been so fortunate .
14 The accumulation of data over a long period of time is a situation that lends itself well to the use of a microcomputer .
15 All your behaviour , with the exception of those reflexes that were built into the system , has been acquired over a long period of ad hoc learning .
16 What was less obvious was the effect on the system as a whole , which had evolved over a long period of time influenced by a variety of political and economical pressures , and not necessarily in a methodical manner .
17 In fact the opposite seems to have occurred because Grevy 's zebra is in other ways a very different animal from the common zebra and it appears that in their stripes the two species have converged rather than diverged , over a long period of time .
18 The styles of learning in Koranic schools and catechist classes have predictable effects on the way children learn in school , but the missionary tradition in education is responsible for so much else besides , ( over a long period of the history of formal education the great majority of schools were missionary schools ) .
19 If we find that magnets attached to cats will upset their ability to find their way home , then we are beginning , very dimly , to understand the amazing homing abilities that the animals have evolved over a long period of time .
20 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 .
21 The father , Mr P , also an English incomer to Orkney , had carried out various forms of abuse over a long period of time .
22 He went on ‘ improving ’ this poem over a long period of years so that the text usually printed shows many alterations from the original .
23 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 .
24 One of the tasks of a sponsor of such an event is to maximise on its appeal over a long period of time .
25 Involvement with the same client over a long period of time , the paper says , could result in a lack of objectivity and ‘ detraction from the regular and robust consideration ’ of issues associated with the audit .
26 Much research and attention to artists ' requirements has led to a new breed of synthetic brushes which are highly appropriate for use with acrylics , among other uses , which hold their shape well over a long period of time , are delightfully responsive to use , are superbly controllable , allowing precision work , and are durable enough to resist occasional misuse .
27 The majority of other types of skin cancer are the result of continued exposure to sunlight over a long period of time .
28 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 .
29 At any particular moment the books might not appear to balance ( for example electrical energy input could be stored to be released as heat later , or energy taken up while forcing the deuterium into the palladium may be returned later U the deuterium leaks out and recombines in the atmosphere ) , so the relevant question was whether there was a net excess output of energy over a long period of time .
30 It is now generally applied to those who have neglected themselves over a long period of time or when a person has become seriously ill but is refusing hospital admission .
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