Example sentences of "experience be anything to go [adv] " in BNC.

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1 There seems to have been a generally similar scheme of attack , if similarities to the Kentish experience are anything to go by .
2 What is more difficult to predict into the middle of the next century is the proportion of the total population that this older group will constitute , because that depends upon the birth-rate , and the latter , if past experience is anything to go on , shifts unpredictably with transient social circumstances — such as the level of unemployment or whether or not there is a war — as well as with unstable social attitudes to child-bearing and the age at which it is thought suitable for women to bear children .
3 If the Australian experience is anything to go by , the cost here to government , employers and insurance companies could soon run into millions of pounds .
4 The anti-crisis plan will mean further deep cuts in living standards which , if Eastern Europe 's experience is anything to go by , will be tolerated only if people support their leaders .
5 If German experience is anything to go by , initial public wariness will be replaced by warm approval , as residents come to appreciate the manifest advantages of living in a residential area that has been reclaimed from domination by the car .
6 IF AMY Carter 's experience is anything to go by , four years at the White House could be a traumatic experience for 12-year-old Chelsea Clinton .
7 Sir , — It is not surprising that the Tories lost so many seats , if my experience is anything to go by .
8 However , if booksellers ' experience is anything to go by , the desired improvement in sales came earlier than expected .
9 Adjectives will creep in , if my own experience is anything to go by .
10 The installation of surveillance cameras also seems to work , if Airdrie 's experience is anything to go by .
11 Later , I reflected that to be in receipt of confidences of this kind , if my own experience was anything to go by , could be insufferably taxing to the patience .
12 Aware , as she most certainly was , that she could not be pleased to see him — grief , if past experience was anything to go by , they 'd no doubt be going for each other 's throats before the meal was half over — Leith returned to the kitchen and prepared some salad .
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