Rear in a sentence

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Definition of Rear

  • Early; soon.
  • The back or hindmost part; that which is behind, or last in order; -- opposed to front.
  • Specifically, the part of an army or fleet which comes last, or is stationed behind the rest.
  • Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company.
  • To place in the rear; to secure the rear of.
  • To raise; to lift up; to cause to rise, become erect, etc.; to elevate; as, to rear a monolith.
  • To erect by building; to set up; to construct; as, to rear defenses or houses; to rear one government on the ruins of another.
  • To lift and take up.
  • To bring up to maturity, as young; to educate; to instruct; to foster; as, to rear offspring.
  • To breed and raise; as, to rear cattle.
  • To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
  • the side that goes last or is not normally seen
  • the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • the back of a military formation or procession
  • the part of something that is furthest from the normal viewer
  • the side of an object that is opposite its front
  • construct, build, or erect
  • stand up on the hind legs, of quadrupeds
  • cause to rise up
  • look after a child until it is an adult
  • rise up

How to use rear in a sentence. Rear pronunciation.

Men were flying hither and thither, bringing cattle and wagons close up to the house, for the spot of high ground on which it stood extended only some thirty feet in front and about a hundred in the rear.
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I fell back with the officers of the rear guard, and the excitement of the morning was soon forgotten.
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The same gentleman, while calling on a poor family one day, discovered a little house in the rear, which he visited, finding a neat, cleanly room, occupied by an old lady, crippled with rheumatism.
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On the second floor of a rear house lived a lady well known once as among the foremost members of a wealthy church.
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The dwelling consisted of but eight rooms, one of which, situated at the rear of the entrance passage, served Mr. Lord as sitting-room and bed-chamber; it overlooked a small garden, and afforded a side glimpse of the kitchen with its outer appurtenances.
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Each contains six rooms, has a little strip of garden in the rear, and is, or was in 1889, let at a rent of six-and-twenty pounds.
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Rear Sight of same Gun.
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On the offensive it is expected to be useful with advance guards, rear guards, outposts, raids, and in battle.
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The Ordnance Department, which designed and built the carriage for the Gatling guns, had never foreseen the necessity for a brake, and it was therefore necessary to cut down bushes from the roadside and fasten the rear wheels by placing a stout pole between the spokes and over the trail of the piece.
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Among these few might be mentioned Marshall, and Davis, and Remington, and Marcotte, and King, and some half-dozen others; but there was another type of newspaper correspondent in Cuba, who hung around from two miles and a half to three miles in rear of the firing-line, and never by any possibility got closer to the enemy than that.
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The members of this guild of the newspaper fraternity were necessarily nearer the cable office than their more daring comrades; in fact, there were a few who were known to have been eight or nine miles nearer to the cable office during battles, and those correspondents were the ones who made the great "scoop" in the New York papers, by which a regiment that laid down and skulked in the woods, or ran wildly to the rear, was made to do all the fighting on the first day of July.
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The battery took position as directed, under cover in rear of the hill and to the right front of the El Poso house.
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The first Spanish shell exploded about twenty feet above the surface of the ground, and about twenty yards in rear of the crest of the hill.
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Col. McClernand sent orders to the detachment to move to the rear, out of range.
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The battery moved to the rear at a gentle trot, and, as it turned down the hill into the first ford by the El Poso house, a Spanish shell whistled over the head of Private Shiffer, who was leading the way, and burst just beyond his off mule.
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The battery halted about half a mile to the rear, and the 13th Infantry passed it here, on their way to the front.
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The colonel was riding along, to push the infantry forward in position from the rear, as coolly as if on the parade-ground.
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A troop of the 10th Cavalry, from our right and rear, came up, part of the squadron commanded by Col. Baldwin.
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Subsequently the disabled piece was sent back to the ford, with the idea that that would be a safer place to overhaul it than immediately in rear of the firing-line.
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Upon reaching the salient, Col. Roosevelt was seen walking up and down behind his line, encouraging his men, while a group of them was held, just in the rear of the crest, in charge of Maj. Jenkins, to support the firing-line if necessary.
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Examples of Rear

Example #1
Close to the old river bed just spoken of, stood a little log stable, and in this our horses were lodged.
Example #2
A depression, where its bed had once been, in other times, was already filling, and in one or two places the water was beginning to wash over the main bank.
Example #3
About 10 o'clock, a courier came back in haste, for me to see a man who had been thrown from his mule and crushed under the wheels of his wagon.
Example #4
My anxiety subsided; my fear was removed, and I commenced the duties of the day with usual cheerfulness.
Example #5
He found she had no one in the world but a sister, a monthly nurse, to care for her.
Example #6
Upon reaching his home he found a lady had called on his wife and brought with her three or four kinds of jellies, fruit, home-made biscuit, various relishing things; three times more than the dollar would have purchased.