Origin of among
Examples from the Web for among
He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.
Among the characters to be portrayed were the people I had written about—the unsung heroes of the Selma campaign.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Walking Dead piled up an impressive body count in 2014, with Lizzie, Hershel, and Beth among its major casualties.The Red Viper, Zoe Barnes, and the Best Fictional Deaths of 2014|Melissa Leon|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Among African Americans, the likes of Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, or Jeremiah Wright cannot do it.
Among the other graduates was Officer Kevin Lynch, brother and son of police officers.
The Great Man is, I suppose, among the most difficult themes to treat convincingly in fiction.
Her name is among the five abbesses who signed a charter granting church privileges at a Kentish Witanagemot.Early Double Monasteries|Constance Stoney
Among these were her two brothers, Bahman and Perviz, who exchanged with her the most affectionate embraces.The Arabian Nights Entertainments|Anonymous
The man lived, and his descendants are among the principal inhabitants of the town of Stratton to this day.Footprints of Former Men in Far Cornwall|Robert S. Hawker
And under that rare sun all the little town, among its slag heaps and few tall chimneys, had an air of living faster.The Complete Essays of John Galsworthy|John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for among
Word Origin for among
Word Origin and History for among
early 12c., from Old English onmang, from phrase on gemang "in a crowd," from gemengan "to mingle" (see mingle). Collective prefix ge- dropped 12c. leaving onmong, amang, among. Cf. Old Saxon angimang "among, amid;" Old Frisian mong "among."