in, into, or through the midst of; in association or connection with; surrounded by: He was among friends.
in the midst of, so as to influence: missionary work among the local people.
with a share for each of: Divide the cigars among you.
in the number, class, or group of; of or out of: That is among the things we must do.
by all or with the whole of; by most or with many of: popular among the people.
by the joint or reciprocal action of: Settle it among yourselves.
each with the other; mutually: They quarreled among themselves.
familiar to or characteristic of: a proverb among the Spanish.
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How to use among in a sentence
Certainly, she seems to command near-total devotion among her clients.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the last year, her fusion exercise class has attracted a cult following and become de rigueur among the celebrity set.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze | Lizzie Crocker | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Who among Scalise's constituents could possibly care if he supported naming a post office for a black judge who died in 1988?
One topic that comes up among the members, she says, is dealing with loss years later.
He finished second in 2008 behind John McCain, and maintains a reservoir of good will among Republican social conservatives.
among the Perpendicular additions to the church last named may be noted a very beautiful oaken rood-screen.
Mrs. Woodbury paints in oils and water-colors; the latter are genre scenes, and among them are several Dutch subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
At this moment an extraordinary commotion began among the watches.Davy and The Goblin | Charles E. Carryl
His zeal led him among foreigners as a missionary; after visiting Bohemia, he went among the Poles, by whom he was killed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Botanists have enumerated between forty and fifty varieties of the tobacco plant who class them all among the narcotic poisons.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for among
in the midst of: he lived among the Indians
to each of: divide the reward among yourselves
in the group, class, or number of: ranked among the greatest writers
taken out of (a group): he is only one among many
with one another within a group; by the joint action of: a lot of gossip among the women employees; decide it among yourselves
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