Behind in a sentence

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Definition of Behind

  • On the side opposite the front or nearest part; on the back side of; at the back of; on the other side of; as, behind a door; behind a hill.
  • Left after the departure of, whether this be by removing to a distance or by death.
  • Left a distance by, in progress of improvement Hence: Inferior to in dignity, rank, knowledge, or excellence, or in any achievement.
  • At the back part; in the rear.
  • Toward the back part or rear; backward; as, to look behind.
  • Not yet brought forward, produced, or exhibited to view; out of sight; remaining.
  • Backward in time or order of succession; past.
  • After the departure of another; as, to stay behind.
  • The backside; the rump.
  • the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • in or to or toward the rear
  • remaining in a place or condition that has been left or departed from
  • in debt
  • in or into an inferior position
  • of timepieces

How to use behind in a sentence. Behind pronunciation.

David received this letter as he was mounting a huge white Syrian donkey to ride to the Mokattam Hills, which rise sharply behind Cairo, burning and lonely and large.
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I went to Mexico a conquistador, I left it a child of time, who had learned to smile; and I left some millions behind me, too.
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He had heard all, and he knew the sardonic meaning behind Nahoum's words.
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He had read the malice behind their words, and there had flashed into his own mind tales told him, with every circumstance of accuracy, of deaths within and without the Palace.
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She made a motion behind her towards the body.
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Holding her hand still, as though she were a child, he led her quickly from the room, and shut the panel behind them.
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Drawing behind a clump of palms near a door opening to a passage leading to Mizraim's quarters, he waited.
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I shall breathe the air of intrigue, shall hear footsteps of spies behind me wherever I go; shall know that even the roses in the garden have ears; that the ground under my feet will telegraph my thoughts.
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I was behind the hedge.
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Much he had heard of Nahoum's powerful will, hidden under a genial exterior, and behind his friendly, smiling blue eyes.
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She felt the everlasting indignity behind the quiet, youthful eyes, the determined power of the man; but she saw also that, for the present, the course Nahoum suggested was the only course to take.
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He turned with a calm face to the door behind which sat the displaced favourite of the Prince, his mind at rest, the trouble gone out of his eyes.
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Kaid mechanically, and seated himself cross-legged on a divan, taking a narghileh from the black slave who had glided ghostlike behind him.
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Thee will never do me ill; but do I not know that I shall have foes at every corner, behind every mooshrabieh screen, on every mastaba, in the pasha's court-yard, by every mosque?
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What kind of being was behind the dark, fiery eyes and the pale, impassioned face?
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In his palace by the Nile, Harrik, the half-brother of the Prince Pasha, heard it, and breaking off from conversation with two urgent visitors, passed to an alcove near, dropping a curtain behind him.
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As the doors closed behind him, he would hear the voice of the holy man still chanting: "Waladalleen-Ameen-Ameen!
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As he waited he was conscious that people were moving about behind the great screens of mooshrabieh which separated this room from others, and that eyes were following his every motion.
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The doors which had closed behind him might swing one way only!
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Suddenly he was conscious of some one behind him, though he had heard no one approach.
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Examples of Behind

Example #1
The cities of the dead Khalifas and Mamelukes separated them from the living city where the fellah toiled, and Arab, Bedouin, Copt strove together to intercept the fruits of his toiling, as it passed in the form of taxes to the Palace of the Prince Pasha; while in the dark corners crouched, waiting, the cormorant usurers-Greeks, Armenians, and Syrians, a hideous salvage corps, who saved the house of a man that they might at last walk off with his shirt and the cloth under which he was carried to his grave.
Example #2
I am thy mother's sister, thy most loving friend.
Example #3
It's one thing to be a missionary and say the little word in season; it's another to run your soft red head against a hard stone wall.
Example #4
The Dagos wanted to live in their own way, and they did.
Example #5
Fat High Pasha, the Chief Chamberlain, the corrupt and corruptible, intervened.
Example #6
There was, however, on the face of the listening Kaid a curious, cynical smile.