“Behind” in the news

Example collocations

behind the scenes
force behind
leaving behind
left behind
points behind

Publications and example sentences

The New York Times
· In Seeking to Hold Michigan, Trump Can Be His Own Worst Enemy  
The rationale behind this extraordinary warning and apparent act of self-sabotage?  Copy example sentence
· Detroit implements Sunday curfew as weekend protest arrests top 100  
That followed Trump and Attorney General William Barr earlier pointing to anti-fascist organizers and anarchists as culprits behind the violent protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· Your Monday Briefing  
Our reporters looked into the border brawls and what might lie behind them: a new assertiveness from China and perhaps roads built by India near Tibet.  Copy example sentence
The China Post
· Sancho leads ‘Justice for George Floyd’ protests in Germany  
Dortmund stayed seven points behind Bayern Munich in second place.  Copy example sentence
BBC Sport
· Coronavirus: Snooker becomes the first sport to return to live TV action in Britain  
Star names including world champion Judd Trump, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson have all entered, with matches taking place behind closed doors and broadcast free-to-air on ITV4.  Copy example sentence
· Sancho hits hat-trick, joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest  
The result left Dortmund seven points behind defending champions and league leaders Bayern Munich.  Copy example sentence