behind in progress; backward: They were never behindhand in following artistic fads.
in debt or arrears.
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How to use behindhand in a sentence
They open a winter school, where students who are behindhand may make up deficiencies.The College, the Market, and the Court | Caroline H. Dall
So Claude Haton, who is rarely behindhand in such matters, makes the Protestants lose fifteen thousand or sixteen thousand men.History of the Rise of the Huguenots | Henry Baird
I have constantly observed that the generality of people are fifty years, at least, behindhand in their politics.Thoughts on the Present Discontents | Edmund Burke
And their assembled friends being not a bit behindhand, roared out lustily.
I turn out with alacrity, and am not behindhand in dressing; besides, I have only to put on my flannels.The Story of the "Britannia" | E. P. Statham
British Dictionary definitions for behindhand
remiss in fulfilling an obligation
in debt; in arrears
delayed in development; backward
late; behind time
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