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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of leave behind.


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  • The king also left behind his companion Leonnatus to await the arrival of the fleet and clean up any remaining resistance in the area.

    Alexander the Great

  • He left behind the satrap Abulites in his previous office, following the pattern he had established with Mazaeus at Babylon, but once again appointed loyal Macedonians to command the military.

    Alexander the Great

  • When Bishop McFarland left Providence in 1872 to fix his residence at Hartford, he left behind him a poor cathedral and episcopal residence and a debt of $16,000 — so unable or so indifferent was his flock to second his admirable zeal and devotion.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • One-eyed Antigonus, left behind in Asia Minor early in the campaign to deal with rebellious natives, turned his province into a private kingdom until he grew so fat he could no longer lead troops in battle.

    Alexander the Great

  • Darius was in such a hurry to leave Arbela and flee to Ecbatana that he left behind an abundant store of food, jewels, and a fortune in silver.

    Alexander the Great

  • The scab left behind by Thomass murder, which I was now starting to realize would never fully heal.

    Paradise Lost

  • He once again appointed a Persian as local satrap, this time a noble named Phrasaortes, but also left behind a strong Macedonian garrison at Persepolis under the command of a trusted officer.

    Alexander the Great

  • Looks like the bag of fartonaut powder got left behind in Rouen in 1111.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • A big swivel-arm dental lamp had been left behind and I used it as my desk lamp.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Frederick maintained himself against them at Zorndorf, 25 August, but the battle was not decisive, from here he hastened to Saxony, where the troops he had left behind were threatened by Daun, and he was surprised by Daun at Hochkirch on 14 Oct. At the end of 1758 the majority of his officers were dead, and he could only fill the gaps among the soldiery by the compulsory enlistment of mercenaries.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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