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Where was the running battles that would take place between these bitter rivals? The Sun (2016)Further investigation is now taking place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fast-forward four years and something time-honoured is taking place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Allow 28 days from entry closing for the draw to take place. The Sun (2016)A second round could take place before the end of this year. Times, Sunday Times (2017)While historic currency manipulation by the Chinese may well have taken place, the argument is less convincing today. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If the referendum takes place this year, and he is voted out of office, an election will be held. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The unexpected result of a court case led me to have to cancel my wedding, which should have taken place in August. Times, Sunday Times (2016)One of England’s group matches is scheduled to take place during the work day, and companies may find their bandwidth is fully occupied by streaming video. Computing (2010)If the weather was good the dances took place on the lawns beside the lake. The Sun (2011)The surgery took place away from her clinic. The Sun (2016)But the crucial step that took place in the animal rights battle has yet to happen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet perhaps something is taking place in our own day. Christianity Today (2000)There is a transition that takes place in the way we look at the world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Why is the hearing taking place now? Times, Sunday Times (2011)The real stories take place away from the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They know that it is not something that takes place within an organization but a change outside. Peter F. Drucker MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)Option trading now takes place on a number of exchanges. Charles A. D'Ambrosio & Stewart D. Hodges & Richard Brealey & Stewart Myers Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)All the enterprises of great pith and moment take place away from the pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was these weighty considerations which made him think too that the marriage should take place as quickly as possible. William Thackeray Vanity Fair (1837)If resources are immobile, trade in goods takes place. Forstner, Helmut, Ballance, Robert Competing in a Global Economy (1990)Hospitals, prisons and schools take place in that way. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Six strikes have taken place across England during the dispute. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although evaluation is the last step in this model, it really takes place in all steps of program planning. McKenzie, James F. & Pinger, Robert R. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Limit its use and many potential transactions will not take place; valuable goods and services will not be produced. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The report made 23 recommendations and said that senior management should consider whether disciplinary action or further investigation should take place. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The Jubilee theme continues with a Street party taking place on the famous cobbles. The Sun (2012)He said: 'The trouble is that libel laws are not well suited to the way these conversations take place. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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