get behind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v get behind to lag or linger behind "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
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Quotations

  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    Eleanor%20Roosevelt
    “I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.”
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine%20Greer
    “I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.”

Usage

In literature:

What if they should cut through and get behind us?
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Better get behind a tree.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
Get behind the curtain.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 16, July 16, 1870" by Various
If you should be able to get behind the wall without being shot, you're not safe.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand
I'll be made accountable for getting behind.
"Lister's Great Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
I lingered behind to get a basin of the soup, which I relished mightily.
"Home-Life of the Lancashire Factory Folk during the Cotton Famine" by Edwin Waugh
Let him make haste, too, or he may get 'behind the age,' 'behind the age.
"Home as Found" by James Fenimore Cooper
Then dogs like poodles would get lost in the mud, or killed in the crowd if they ran behind a carriage.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
When Ivor was safely out of the room, my first thought was to escape from behind the lounge, and get upstairs to my own quarters.
"The Powers and Maxine" by Charles Norris Williamson
And now they shall never get me back behind doors again.
"The Little House in the Fairy Wood" by Ethel Cook Eliot
Come, lad, get up behind me.
"Children's Classics In Dramatic Form" by Augusta Stevenson
If you can't get on the right side of him the safest place is behind him.
"Roy Blakeley" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Perhaps it's as well that you should not, for there's more behind, and you'd go and get them.
"My Strangest Case" by Guy Boothby
Hilda went into the bedroom behind the parlour, to get her hat and gloves.
"Hilda Lessways" by Arnold Bennett
When Craggs got into a coach with him, he exclaimed, 'Why, Arthur, I am always getting up behind, are not you?
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
He was in a great hurry to get away next morning, fearing that we were following behind.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
I am sometimes a Month behind other Boys in getting the Books my Master gives Orders for.
"The Spectator, Volume 2." by Addison and Steele
The smallest, the cowards, the men who get behind stones and stick there, will probably survive.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
I was about to step out and get behind it, when I saw another; it passed, and still another came.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
Never look behind until you get into your house again.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
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In poetry:

"And Might."—
"Get thee behind me. Lord,
Who hast redeem'd and not abhorr'd
My soul, oh keep it by Thy Word."
"The Three Enemies" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
He bade her get behind him then,
And seek her mother's stye -
Yet to her native countrymen
She was as fair as aye!
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Get thou behind me Shadow-Death!
Oh ye Eternities delay!
Morning is with me and the breath
Of schoolgirls hastening down the way.
"Schoolgirls Hastening" by John Shaw Neilson
"When you approach him, you will find
He'll think you coarse - unkempt -
And rudely bid you get behind,
With undisguised contempt."
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Eliab (getting behind David.)
How's this? thou dost not tremble! thy firm joints
Betray no fear; thy accents are not broken;
Thy cheek retains its red; thine eye its lustre!
He comes more near! Dost thou not fear him now?
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Bless the Lord for all his mercies!¯for the peace and love I felt,
Like the dew of Hermon's holy hill, upon my spirit melt;
When "Get behind me, Satan! " was the language of my heart,
And I felt the Evil Tempter with all his doubts depart.
"Cassandra Southwick" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Russell Simmons, Jeff Johnson get behind the Maryland Senate candidate.
There's nothing quite like the fans at Roland Garros getting behind one of their own.
Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey teen's call for Hasbro to make a gender -neutral Easy-Bake Oven.
(AP) — Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl's call for Hasbro to make a gender -neutral Easy-Bake Oven.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Some well-known male chefs are getting behind a New Jersey girl's call for Hasbro to make a gender -neutral Easy-Bake Oven.
A Cause Everyone Can Get Behind .
Get behind enemy lines.
Get Behind the Gang of Six.
Don't get behind a steering wheel if you're drinking.
Finally, An Occupy Wall Street Idea We Can All Get Behind , The Rolling Jubilee.
It has taken Occupy Wall Street long enough to manage to come up with an idea that I think we can all get behind .
Get behind legislative pay amendment.
VIDEO Let's Get Behind Nashville's Cody Belew On The Voice.
Comcast, NBCUniversal get behind zeebox app.
Visual Art Get Behind the Mule: The New Plowhaus Gallery in East Nashville.
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In science:

The gravitational models use the trapped-surface approach, which sets limits on the minimum energy that gets trapped behind the event horizon.
Comparison of Black Hole Generators for the LHC
There does exist one common spirit behind fairness: the more you contribute the more you should get.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
The idea behind the proof of the following proposition is to get the distribution on γ (0, w) using Wilson’s algorithm by first running an infinite LERW γ (whose complement is simply connected) and then running a LERW from w to γ .
Spectral dimension and random walks on the two dimensional uniform spanning tree
In fact, this was exactly the strategy of Green and Tao in their paper on the primes, and could be said to be the main idea behind their proof (though of course it took many further ideas to get it to work).
Combinatorial theorems in sparse random sets
Such a situation requires significant coordination, in order to get the new developer informed of the history of changes behind the current version of the code.
Identifying Coordination Problems in Software Development: Finding Mismatches between Software and Project Team Structures
The USA and China are preparing competitive research programs so it is important that Europe does not get left behind.
FuturICT
They coined the term preferential attachment for the rich-get-richer mechanism, which is now generally assumed to be behind the formation of most scale-free networks (although other mechanisms exist (Caldarelli et al., 2002; Krapivsky et al., 2000; Newman, 2005)).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
The physics behind this observable is the observation that, depending on the opening angle between gluon and quark jet, the extra colour charge of the gluon gets screened more or less.
Test of QCD Predictions for Multiparticle Production at LEP
The intuition behind this tree approach is that if a process i fails the test-and-set at some node N , then another process j will get to the root successfully and thus justify the value 1 returned by the former.
Randomized Two-Process Wait-Free Test-and-Set
The advent of 20th century sociolinguistics, with its focus on the social mechanisms behind sound changes, complicated the picture, much like the picture gets complicated when one moves from clean Newtonian physics to modern statistical physics, which tries to model the actual behavior and interaction of entities.
Birth, survival and death of languages by Monte Carlo simulation
Astronomers probably don’t often get rich from patents, but it may be no use even trying, since the US patent Office in May 2000 was 106 applications behind (Lucas 2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Students are happy to get insight in the possible structure of the physics behind the quantum formalism.
Where Bell went wrong
Things improve slightly and, in the very long term, Q-learning and SARSA get close to 0.2, while QV-learning lagging behind around 0.1.
On the influence of intelligence in (social) intelligence testing environments
As a solution we can get three probabilities for the case behind the target: 1) the summed population Pdsc of all discrete states considered in this set; 2) an estimate for the summed population of all other discrete states Ptail ; 3) the probability of A2π annihilation Panh .
HadAtom99
In view of the preceding Corollary, we get yet another possible point of view that trivializes the duality theorem for finite Hopf algebras: behind it we find just duality for finitely generated pro jective modules.
Duality for finite Hopf algebras explained by corings
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