Definition of Drop behind
1. Verb. To lag or linger behind. "But in so many other areas we still are dragging"
Generic synonyms: Dawdle, Fall Back, Fall Behind, Lag
Derivative terms: Trailer
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Literary usage of Drop behind
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Criminal Chronology of York Castle: With a Register of Criminals Capitally by William Knipe (1867)
"James Brown, aged 38, of Cawood,was executed at the new drop behind the Castle for the wilful murder of Elizabeth Fletcher by administering to her with her ..."
2. Railway Engineer by Railway Division (1908)
"The bank engine was allowed to drop behind and overtake the train twice. One passenger, 6 servants, and the guard were slightly injured. ..."
3. A History of Criticism and Literary Taste in Europe from the Earliest Texts by Charles Fossey, George Saintsbury, Berlin Staatliche Museen (East Berlin)., Thomas Hardy (1902)
"... The drop behind ; We feel the new must oust the old In every kind ; But yet we think, must we, must we, Too, drop behind ? ..."
4. Principles of Education by Frederick Elmer Bolton (1910)
"Dr. Search has shown1 that children often drop behind a grade, but seldom skip one. "The opportunity to drop behind the class is always an individual ..."