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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHIND

But nevertheless he could not leave it behind since it was for this he had incurred his present peril.

Then they heard fresh howls and yells in front as well as behind.

Or else, in some barroom, a footfall from behind and a bullet through the back.

Charles Merchant, the son of rich John Merchant, was behind the wheel.

It seems to be the vice of those who have a long past behind them.

She took it up the lane to the place where the man is; and they put it behind the palings.

Behind the house the greensward slopes to a wheat-field that is like a wall of gold.

Behind him, like an electric force pushing him on, the outlaws watched his steps.

He waved farewell, stepped through the door, and closed it behind him.

A scared, round face peered out at Andrew from behind his mother.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English behindan "behind, after," from bi "by" + hindan "from behind" (see hind (adj.)). The prepositional sense emerged in Old English. Euphemistic noun meaning "backside of a person" is from 1786. Phrase behind the times is from 1905. Behind the scenes (1711) is from the theater; figurative sense attested by 1779.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BEHIND

abaft

adjectiveto the rear

aft

adjectiverearward
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