To the noncommissioned officer's excuse that the prisoner was ill and could not walk, the officer replied that the order was to shoot those who lagged behind.
He did not see and did not hear how they shot the prisoners who lagged behind, though more than a hundred perished in that way.
Rise in the religious consciousness of the nation; on the contrary,, we see from the prophetic books of the 8th century that they lagged more and more behind the progress of religious thought..
Thus Arcadia lagged behind the general development of Greece, and its political importance was small owing to chronic feuds between the townships (notably between Mantineia and Tegea) and the readiness of its youth for mercenary service abroad.
His horse lagged behind the adjutant's and jolted him at every step.
The 17th century is a famous epoch in the progress of science, and the mathematics in no way lagged behind.
In some experiments the bar was lagged with i in.
But to his surprise Willarski soon noticed that Pierre had lagged much behind the times, and had sunk, as he expressed it to himself, into apathy and egotism.
Yet all that we read of Syracusan military and naval action during the former part of the Athenian siege shows how Syracuse had lagged behind the cities of old Greece, constantly practised as they were in warfare both by land and sea.
Despite the indifference to the affairs of the world he had expressed to Pierre, he diligently followed all that went on, received many books, and to his surprise noticed that when he or his father had visitors from Petersburg, the very vortex of life, these people lagged behind himself- -who never left the country--in knowledge of what was happening in home and foreign affairs.