lie behind (someone or something)

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lie behind (someone or something)

1. To be positioned behind someone or something. The gym lies behind the school.
2. To be in the past. Don't be concerned about what lies behind you, only what lies ahead. Everything that lies behind us is what makes us who we are—the good and the bad.
See also: behind, lie

lie behind someone or something

 
1. [for something] to be positioned to the rear of someone or something. A wide expanse of water lay behind the sentry, and a narrow roadway lay in front. A vast field lies behind the house.
2. [for something] to be in someone's or a group's past. Now that all of our difficulties lie behind us, we can get on with our business. The busy season lay behind the company and people could take their vacations.
See also: behind, lie
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The acclaimed production tells the behind-the-scenes story of the 1971 publication by The Washington Post of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed the lies behind US involvement in the Vietnam War.
But that doesn't mean I can't feel righteous anger at what now lies behind us.
8220;What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson, McColman shares: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
A: "What lies behind us and what hes before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Emerson once said: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
They show that the strongest decline in economic performance likely lies behind us.
And always as we walk may we leave such Beauty there for others still to find Then in the old age may this beauty find us still Free on our life's path for our young lives In past beauty lies behind us but the True understanding of such beauty comes Within in old age as beautifully our Lives pass.
3 student, took as the theme of her remarks the class motto, the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote "what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The spark that made the final idea take shape for me was found in a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
We firmly believe that much more of the consent decree lies behind us than stands before us,'' Villaraigosa wrote.
Bob and Betsy respond: Perhaps Ralph Waldo Emerson had "capability" and "capacity" in mind when he wrote: "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Given what lies behind us and also what lies before us, it is worth asking how prepared we are to do so.