THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Behind’ as an adverb

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


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

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.

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Her dull, cowed, and listless manner for days seemed to substantiate all this.

From ‘Jude the Obscure’, by Thomas Hardy.

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