BEHIND in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BEHIND
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
behind
 prep.  toward the rear of
 ad.  in a situation that exists afterward
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  The hush of midnight lay on the village, and all its waking life was gathered behind the church windows, from which strains of dance-music flowed with the broad bands of yellow light.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  One cold winter morning, as he dressed in the dark, his candle flickering in the draught of the ill-fitting window, he had heard her speak from the bed behind him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  "Well, when she gets married, I mean," his wife's drawl came from behind him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  At the moment, however, his one desire was to avoid the long drive with her behind the ancient sorrel who never went out of a walk.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  Here and there a star pricked through, showing behind it a deep well of blue.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  In an hour or two the moon would push over the ridge behind the farm, burn a gold-edged rent in the clouds, and then be swallowed by them.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  As they sat thus he heard a sound behind him and turned his head.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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8  The fitful bursts of sleet had changed into a steady rain and the horses had heavy work even without a load behind them.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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9  Mattie lifted her hand with a quick gesture, and he heard his wife's step behind him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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10  A red sun stood over the grey rim of the fields, behind trees that looked black and brittle.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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11  As he stood there he heard a step behind him and she entered.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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12  At the kitchen door Daniel Byrne sat in his sleigh behind a big-boned grey who pawed the snow and swung his long head restlessly from side to side.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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13  She had not heard Ethan's call because she was sobbing and she did not hear his step till he stood close behind her and laid his hands on her shoulders.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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14  When it was in place they stood side by side on the door-step, watching Daniel Byrne plunge off behind his fidgety horse.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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15  As they drove away the sun sank behind the hill and the pine-boles turned from red to grey.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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Example Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
16  The old tree behind our house was riven by lightning last night.
17  A trumpet called behind, ordering another troop to file right into a field of growing wheat.
18  When two ride on one horse, one must sit behind.
19  He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.
20  Police say drugs traffickers are behind the resurgence of violence.
21  He's lagging behind a bit - I think we'd better wait for him to catch us up.
22  Never walk behind a horse in case it kicks out at you.
23  Never walk behind a horse in case it lashes out.
24  When we saw them we squatted down behind a wall.
25  We see not what is in the wallet behind.
26  The main impetus behind the move west was to find gold and other minerals.
27  Mother reindeer had to leave her baby behind on whom the hyenas had sprung.
28  There is a saying that behind every successful man there's a woman.
29  Several players began to lag behind even at the beginning of the race.
30  Don't burn your bridges behind you.