Example sentences of "[noun sg] was around " in BNC.

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1 The key was around his neck on a piece of string .
2 IBM is very touchy on the issue of morale : last week in New York when we got around to asking Bill Filip what the mood was around the joint , the spin doctors converged and shuffled him off .
3 Any involvement in the race issue was around the anti-Fascist campaigns of that time .
4 The Macedonian government was able to press its claim for recognition , which had been blocked by Greece , by threatening that war was around the corner .
5 Then the American announcer said , ‘ The bronze medal , Linford Christie , Great Britain , ’ and I was up on the plinth , the medal was around my neck and the Union Jacks were waving .
6 Poldhu Cove was around the next corner .
7 The rise in unemployment frustrated the government 's spending plans , because of the rising costs of social security ; it also undermined the credibility of the government 's claims that its economic strategy was working and that economic recovery was around the corner .
8 The return of socialism would be the ‘ road to nowhere , a dead end ’ at a time when economic recovery was around the corner .
9 IBM Corp 's personal computer business was around the break-even level or may have been profitable in the first three months of this year , the president of IBM Personal Computer Co Robert Corrigan told the New York Times : he says he thinks ‘ people will be surprised at how quickly we 're bringing this business back , ’ and that it should be solidly profitable before year-end ; problem is that its closest rivals , Compaq Computer Corp and Dell Computer Corp , which both faced the same problems as IBM , adjusted to the change in the market much more quickly , and rushed appropriate machines out while IBM procrastinated , so that they are already strongly profitable while IBM is still having to build up momentum .
10 The official exchange rate of US$1.00=0.56 roubles would continue to exist , but was rendered largely meaningless ( tourists already enjoyed a special rate of US$1.00=5.60 roubles , while on the black market the rate was around US$1.00=20 roubles ) .
11 Under it , major changes in reserves would have created an overwhelming presumption that a change in the exchange rate was around the corner , and thus encouraged speculation on what was in effect a certain bet .
12 The entrance to Cathy Carne 's flat was around the corner — a wooden stairacse , well maintained , with a canopied landing at the top .
13 A mother of twelve , just had another still-born , stifled by the caul , he came out feet first and upside down facing up , the cord was around his neck , marks of sinfulness , twelve children with how many men ?
14 ‘ They told me little James 's coat was around his head , ’ Kevin claimed .
15 T. B. In those days , a bobby was a good catch for a woman — in a regular job and a good wage — average working man 's wage was around a pound to thirty shillings .
16 Taking into account productivity growth , Phillips estimated that the unemployment rate which was required to produce a zero rate of price increase was around 2.5% .
17 Dr Margaret Ashwell told the conference that the worst form of middle-age spread was around the middle as the traditional beer-belly shape meant more fat was concentrated where it does most harm — around the internal organs .
18 At that time the animal population of the country was around 1 ½ million horses , five million cattle , four million pigs , 30 million sheep and two million dogs .
19 Despite a faster rate of accumulation in relation to the labour force ( reflected in the capital-labour ratio growing 1 per cent per year faster ) , the growth of productivity was around 1 per cent slower in the early 1970s compared to the early 1960s ( figure 11.4 ) .
20 Armies chose these banks as suitable places for crossing the Rhine , and a particularly eventful time was around the end of the eighteenth century and the start of the next .
21 I then saw that her arm was around his waist as well .
22 Matthew was kneeling on the floor looking into her eyes beside the couch and his arm was around her .
23 In 1975 , when the real rate of interest was around -10% , investment fell , yet in 1984 and 1985 , when the real rate of interest was around +8% , investment rose by more than 11% .
24 In 1975 , when the real rate of interest was around -10% , investment fell , yet in 1984 and 1985 , when the real rate of interest was around +8% , investment rose by more than 11% .
25 Edward ignored her protest , somehow contorting himself so that he could kiss her breasts , bare now , since her bra was around her waist , and still keep his hand between her legs beneath the rucked-up skirt .
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