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The premise that good head teachers can improve schools is the heart of the problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their secret is to coincide their tech refresh with a move to new, cheaper premises. Computing (2010)They both lived in the business premises and family home in Lincoln. The Sun (2016)The basic premise is that a time machine has been stolen by a master criminal, who goes back in time to change history. Times, Sunday Times (2016)LK writes: We want to move business premises to reduce costs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They constantly bounce ideas off each other, work on the premise that anything is possible and are so in tune that they finish each other's sentences. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some churches are very happy to have their premises used by groups. Working with Teenagers (1994)Many of them work in partnerships and own their business premises jointly. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The trainers then have to pay a club to work on the premises. The Sun (2012)Many will question the premise of his argument. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Does your church rent a portion of its premises to one or more outside groups? Christianity Today (2000)The premise in his new book is that history ought always to repeat itself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The couple were also charged with being drunk outside licensed premises. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is equally true that bad premises can kill the effective work of any dub. Working with Teenagers (1994)Investigators also found that the cleaning products used on the premises were not effective against the norovirus. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The basic premise of sport is that participants are there to win. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Running costs will be shared between licensed premises. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My husband wants to take this within the next year and let his business premises to supplement the income. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was a solicitor and was using my room as a temporary convenience until his new premises were ready. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)Mostly period flats above commercial premises. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In football, there is no more beautiful premise than the idea that attack always wins out. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The film's premise serves no purpose. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The premise of the programme was simple: are people kind? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The company provides about 60 per cent of its product to the public sector and commercial premises. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has a cute premise, one rich in comic and dramatic potential. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The premises must also have a suitable design and layout, and measures must be in place to ensure its security. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The judge below had said that the claimant was on the premises for the purpose of using the machine which was the cause of his accident. Times, Sunday Times (2006)In fact, you could probably predict the outcome, given only the most basic idea of the premise. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The premise of this programme is that it's meant to be funny, a cringing trip down memory lane. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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