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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHINDHAND

The "Guerriere" was not behindhand in her preparations for action.

An important contract had got behindhand and they were working overtime.

Of course, in this respect, we have not been behindhand either.

Seeing this, the captain of the Elizabeth, not to be behindhand, did the same.

We have our pope of fools at Ghent also; we're not behindhand in that, cross of God!

Then the Englishmen, not to be behindhand in the fray, came to the rescue.

Nor were the Japanese behindhand in accepting the challenge.

We find it so difficult to make the place pay that we are behindhand with the rent.

He got behindhand with his rent, and his landlady has given him notice.

“No more did the Tallingtons,” said Tom, plucking up, so as not to be behindhand.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from behind + -hand, probably on model of beforehand.

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