• WordNet 3.6
    • adj behind-the-scenes designed and carried out secretly or confidentially "a sub-rosa report","has their under-the-table backing"
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  • W. Somerset Maugham
    “It is dangerous to let the public behind the scenes. They are easily disillusioned and then they are angry with you, for it was the illusion they loved.”


In literature:

We wish to go behind the scenes, and to hear the conversation engaged in in the green-room.
"Atlantic Monthly,Volume 14, No. 82, August, 1864" by Various
You have never been behind the scenes, have you?
"The Exiles and Other Stories" by Richard Harding Davis
It gave me a lot to think about, as I told Mr Buskin himself when I went to see him for a few minutes behind the scenes.
"Austin and His Friends" by Frederic H. Balfour
When Miss Cunyngham had come behind the scenes, he had forgotten all about Nina.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
You have never been behind the scenes, have you?
"Cinderella" by Richard Harding Davis
Between acts he was behind the scenes.
"The Gay Cockade" by Temple Bailey
Scene I. was the meet, with the fox lurking well within sight behind a small gorse bush, but funnily enough not a hound got wind of him.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
I crouched down behind a tree and observed the scene through stricken eyes.
"Biltmore Oswald" by J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
He was privileged to go behind the scenes between the acts, and converse with the actors.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
It is hard to have to go behind the scenes of an ill-supported hunt, and we will be as brief and tender with the cripples as we can.
"Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour" by R. S. Surtees
The preparation of a case goes on behind the scenes and before the drama begins.
"The Man in Court" by Frederic DeWitt Wells
I love being behind the scenes, and helping to move the pawns across the board.
"A Lost Leader" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The third and fourth acts are only repetitions of the first and second, and the last and fifth takes place behind the scene.
"From the Ball-Room to Hell" by T. A. Faulkner
But you and I are behind the scenes.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
He is behind us, out of sight, out of mind; the story occupies us, the moving scene, and nothing else.
"The Craft of Fiction" by Percy Lubbock
It is in the midst of this period that we find Weishaupt once more at work behind the scenes of Freemasonry.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
Behind the scenes in his Cabinet reigned confusion incredible.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
For thunder, shake a thin sheet of iron behind the scenes.
"The Peace Egg and Other tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
He reflects at all times the irreverent gossip current behind the scenes.
"Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)" by Leslie Stephen
But, were we permitted to steal behind the scenes of many a life drama, what startling discoveries would we make!
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz

In poetry:

Fair is the prospect to my view,
Altho' it be confin'd!
But O! 'tis nothing like the scenes
Which I have left behind.
"Lines, Written In The Travellers' Room, Wolseley Arms Inn" by Samuel Bamford
It may not be. Behind the scenes
Sits old Diplomacy, still weaving
The web of statecraft, made to hide
"The tricks of state" and cool deceiving.
"The Isles of Greece" by Janet Hamilton
A cool wind breaths across the peaceful scene,
Sweet with subtle scent of new-mown hay:
And far behind the fertile stretch of green
Fades into grey.
"One Summer's Day" by Cicely Fox Smith
Why should I ask? 'Tis a fruitless task;
Enough that its splendor falls
On me to-night in my loggia bright,
Till the scene my soul enthralls;
'Tis a long time yet, ere the moon will set
Behind those glittering walls.
"The Passing Moon" by John Lawson Stoddard
Sweet was the rest, with welcome cheer,
But a far nobler scene was near;
And when the morrow's noon had spread,
O'er orchard stores, the deep'ning red,
Behind us rose the billowy cloud,
That dims the air to city croud.
"The Banks Of Wye - Book IV" by Robert Bloomfield
I have oft-times heard of murders in Australia's Golden Land,
But such an open daylight scene of thirty in a band,
Assembled at the dawn of day, and then to separate,
Behind the trees, some on their knees, awaiting Morgan's fate.
"The Death of Morgan" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Steve Kroft goes behind the scenes on election night to speak to the brains whose strategy propelled Barack Obama into the White House.
BEHIND THE SCENES - the story behind the photo.
Behind the scenes, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pension reform proposal released last week could put plans to privatize the Los Angeles Zoo and the Convention Center on hold.
"So when I'm kissing my wife, we're actually husband and wife honoring marriage behind the scenes," Cameron said as Gifford and Kotb melted from the romanticism of the moment.
As the food and beverage industry knuckles down to business at the start of the new year, I thought I'd take the time to tell you what has been happening behind the scenes at Food Engineering.
As host of Here's Hollywood, Tony Maietta offers behind-the-scenes dish, highlights LGBT contributions to Hollywood's golden era, and finds the gay subtext in the performances of Bob Hope.
Whether out in front or behind the scenes, the Scharys have been protecting and shaping the environmental landscape of LI for more than a decade.
Rebecca Lobo gives a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the set of the Selection Show.
The University of Texas Press has produced "A Book on the Making of Lonesome Dove," a $50 coffee-table book filled with behind-the-scenes interviews and photographs about the epic novel and miniseries.
Aaaaaand for some behind-the-scenes, er, scenes, visit Lulu 's blog.
Tessa Stuart's behind-the-scenes look at the demise of The Madeleine Brand Show at KPCC had L.A.
Watch the full episode to go behind the scenes, and into the minds of the judges, at the Smithsonian magazine photo contest.
Watch these exclusive videos from behind the scenes at the 2011 Philmont Photographic Workshop, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America and Canon USA.
Produced by the Community Idea Stations, "Behind the Scenes" introduces you to people behind the events and places that make this area such a great place to explore.
LHJ's Food Editor Tara Bench takes you behind the scenes at the ranch with Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.

In science:

This CO state is actually behind the scene for the wellknown collosal magnetoresistance effect (CMR) in perovskite manganites.167 However, whereas the charge patterns reminds us of the CO states in the molecular systems, the driving force in these systems is usually rather involved.
Theoretical Aspects of Charge Ordering in Molecular Conductors
It has a more operational flavor, designed to aid practical applications by the QF community rather than to delve into the mathematics behind the scenes.
Applying Free Random Variables to Random Matrix Analysis of Financial Data. Part I: A Gaussian Case
However, if we instead take the position that zfc is ‘true’, while zfc/s is only a convenient fiction made possible by the reflection principle, then we can relegate all the universe-juggling to the ‘behind the scenes’ interpretation of zfc/s in zfc.
Set theory for category theory
DSVP does not exclude either of the two approaches; the prototype implementation uses a C based language as input, but this is translated to pure C++ with library calls behind the scenes.
Extending and Implementing the Self-adaptive Virtual Processor for Distributed Memory Architectures
Actually, many authors who thought seriously about quantum non-locality noticed that correlation between distant events strongly suggest that “something is going on behind the scene”, using John Bell’s words [8, 9].
Quantum correlations in Newtonian space and time: arbitrarily fast communication or nonlocality
We creep up on the claimed regularity starting from the theory of currents (and varifolds) which also provides a brief look behind the scenes.
The Higher Dimensional Positive Mass Theorem I
As a result, the driving component of the model that matters for the asymptotic behavior of the statistic will vary with the situation and consequently the methods employed behind the scenes to obtain the desired asymptotics will vary accordingly.
Is Brownian motion necessary to model high-frequency data?
From a geometric point of view, the space (cid:6)W [Z] represents a kind of in(cid:12)nitesimal neighbourhood of W in M , and the basic idea behind scenes is that the A and B can be separated if and only if they can be separated in such a neighbourhoods (compare with [AcBgFo, x]).
Separation of Semialgebraic Sets
Although this solution solves the equation of motion in matrix model, there should be a massless field behind the scene.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Flavors and Matrix Models
By d efault the package handles the files behind the scenes, and the user need not care about them.
A Macaulay 2 interface for Normaliz