stand behind (someone or something)

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stand behind (someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand or position oneself to the rear of someone or something. Okay, Jake, you stand behind Samantha here in line. I think that's my blind date standing awkwardly behind the statue across the square.
2. To guarantee, ensure, or show one's steadfast support of someone or something, or for someone's or something's worth, ability, performance, etc. I'm very grateful to my husband, who always stood behind me during the inquest. If your own employees won't stand behind your new software, how can you expect uptake by the public?
See also: behind, stand
References in classic literature ?
The door opened; Miss Nellie and her music-master stood behind it, but blind Samson, who was so sensitive to presences, did not know they were there.
In the middle of a crashing waltz, d'Arnault suddenly began to play softly, and, turning to one of the men who stood behind him, whispered, `Somebody dancing in there.
The "pigeon house" stood behind a locked gate, and a shallow parterre that had been somewhat neglected.
There she stood behind the screen door in the little shedlike kitchen at the back of the house.
The morning after Maggie had departed from home, Pete stood behind the bar.
After this music, the priest who stood behind the royal table said a noble long grace in ostensible Latin.
Two or three servants of a superior order stood behind their master upon the dais; the rest occupied the lower part of the hall.
Go, Hundebert,'' he added, to a sort of major-domo who stood behind him with a white wand; ``take six of the attendants, and introduce the strangers to the guests' lodging.
Richard smiled and lifted up his arm to touch him as he stood behind the head of the couch.
The marshals stood behind him not venturing to distract his attention.
The Scarecrow stood at the left of the throne and the Tin Woodman at the right, while the Wonderful Wizard and the shaggy man stood behind.
Suddenly the jaguar, attracted either by some slight movement on the part of Ned or Tom, or perhaps by having winded them, turned his head quickly and gazed with cruel eyes straight at the spot where the two young men stood behind the bushes.
He stood behind her and held her waist, telling her to raise her hands so as to reach her shoulders.
The women always stood behind the miners, the miners will stand behind these women.
He stood behind her and pressed his body against her for a while".