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It is unnatural to expect people to be ridiculously cheerful and chipper for months on end. Times, Sunday Times (2017)What was it like to live on board for months on end? Christianity Today (2000)Which means items can be worn for weeks on end without stinking like a wet dog. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He took on the role with an enthusiasm that ran to spending nights on end without sleep. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The endless stream of casualties meant that the nurses were going for days on end without sleep. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)Nor does it kill wildlife or ruin the landscape for years on end. The Sun (2016)Millions of people stuck out of work for years on end. The Sun (2012)We have the same meals for months on end and spend hours in the sun carrying heavy loads. The Sun (2008)That is not to say people should be left on bail for months on end without charges brought. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lack of rain is thanks to stubborn blocks of high pressure stuck over the country for months on end. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Longer life expectancy of men means fewer women than in previous times end up as widows for years on end. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It will grow in any place that is neither shady nor wet and properly handled it will flower for months on end. The Education of a Gardener (1994)I spend days on end not having anybody to speak to. The Sun (2016)The house preserves his study where he would write for 16 hours at a time for weeks on end. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Why can't they just wait for the result instead of boring us all to tears for weeks on end? The Sun (2015)A new round of talks in Geneva on ending the conflict is due to begin soon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sometimes we talk for hours on end but other times she doesn't acknowledge the fact I exist. The Sun (2014)
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