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Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Behind’.


A narrow passage led directly through the house into the garden behind.

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


The driver got down and opened a pair of gates: we passed through, and they clashed to behind us.

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.


In enterprise of martial kind,
When there was any fighting,
He led his regiment from behind
He found it less exciting.

From ‘The Gondoliers’, by Sir W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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“At any rate, I was more or less up against it until your father got me a job in an office in New York.”

From ‘Jill the Reckless’, by P.G. Wodehouse.

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