remain behind

remain behind

to stay at a place even when others have left. Can't I go too? Do I have to remain behind? I will remain behind for a day or two.
See also: behind, remain
References in classic literature ?
Now and then I caught sight of the swaying hearse in front of us, and our own driver urged his pair so that we might not remain behind.
As I understand it, you cast lots among yourselves who was to go with the party, and who was to remain behind.
There were no casualties to report, for nobody had curiosity enough to remain behind to see what would happen.
Here, cherished like a household saint in its shrine, sat Beth, tranquil and busy as ever, for nothing could change the sweet, unselfish nature, and even while preparing to leave life, she tried to make it happier for those who should remain behind.
And at no time did she admire him more than when he told her, as he often did with splendid firmness, that one day he meant to remain behind in the Gardens after the gates were closed.
Maimie was one of the kind who like to fix a day for doing things, but Tony was not that kind, and when she asked him which day he was to remain behind in the Gardens after Lock-out he merely replied, "Just some day;" he was quite vague about which day except when she asked "Will it be to-day?
At length, it was voted that there was no help for the angry gentleman, and that he must either go in his chance company or remain behind.
That they must be somewhere within the great rambling edifice I was positive, and I should have given much to have found a way to remain behind during Kulan Tith's absence, that I might search for them.
Aladuge, who appeared on a charge of murder, is to remain behind bars pending the outcome of legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
I call on the authorities to release all journalists who remain behind bars, including Yusuf Ruzimurodov, Bobomurod Abdullaev, Gayrat Mikhliboev and Khayot (Khan) Nasreddinov.
LARKANA -- The entire city of Larkana and its surroundings was in continues grip of hot weather and hot spell on Tuesday, like previous days, forcing the majority of people to remain behind the doors.
LARKANA -- The entire city of Larkana and its surroundings continued in the grip of sever heat on Friday, forcing the majority of people to remain behind the doors.
The others accused, ex-soldiers Desiderio Perez, Dennis Jabatan and Fernando Cassanova, meanwhile, remain behind bars, according to Olalia.
I do hope he will remain behind bars for the rest of his life.
CARACAS, Venezuela, Shawwal 27, 1436, August 12, 2015, SPA -- One of the Venezuelan opposition's most prominent leaders will be released to house arrest while he awaits trial, the government said Tuesday, stirring hope for the dozens of administration critics who remain behind bars, according to AP.