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fall among

(intransitive, preposition) to enter the company of (a group of people), esp by chance: he fell among thieves
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  • Shells began to fall among the houses, many of which took fire.

  • So if you ever fall among thieves don't go about saying I sent you to them.

    The Europeans Henry James
  • I threw it in the air—only to hear it fall among the heather.

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • At the same time spears and arrows began to fall among the invaders.

    Adventure Jack London
  • He would go over to Granpere, and fall among them like a thunderbolt.

    The Golden Lion of Granpere

    Anthony Trollope
  • We may be like soldiers sitting securely round their camp fire, till all at once bullets begin to fall among them.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren
  • About 6000 yards from the position Boer shells began to fall among the companies of the leading battalion.

  • The burning stump happened to fall among the straw of an old mattress which had been ripped open.

    A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Shells began to shriek and fall among the Northern masses, and the fire of cannon and rifles mingled in a sinister crash.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • If Russian shrapnel were to fall among this dense mass a terrible panic was inevitable.

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