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.
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.
He agreed to remain behind and look after the interests of his friends, and see that none of their baggage or stores were taken.
She wondered if old dreams could haunt rooms -- if, when one left forever the room where she had joyed and suffered and laughed and wept, something of her, intangible and invisible, yet nonetheless real, did not remain behind like a voiceful memory.
Then you will have parted with the half of your heart and the joy of your life to no purpose, since so mighty of burden of debt will remain behind.
If on such a night we could remain behind in the Gardens, as the famous Maimie Mannering did, we might see delicious sights, hundreds of lovely fairies hastening to the ball, the married ones wearing their wedding-rings round their waists, the gentlemen, all in uniform, holding up the ladies' trains, and linkmen running in front carrying winter cherries, which are the fairy-lanterns, the cloakroom where they put on their silver slippers and get a ticket for their wraps, the flowers streaming up from the Baby Walk to look on, and always welcome because they can lend a pin, the suppertable, with Queen Mab at the head of it, and behind her chair the Lord Chamberlain, who carries a dandelion on which he blows when Her Majesty wants to know the time.
Crawley and her child would remain behind until he came to reclaim them.
My aunt seemed disposed to contest the point; but to facilitate matters I said I would gladly remain behind, if they pleased; and returned into Mr.
Baggs occupy those places; to remain behind myself; and to trust to my audacity and cunning, when left alone, to give the runner the slip.
It seems a most questionable step," said Summerlee, argumentative to the last, "but if you are all going, I hardly see how I can remain behind.