Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. (See Usage Note at amidst)
How can you speak with authority about their customs when you have never lived among them?
Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.
He is among the few who completely understand the subject.
Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.
Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.
Etymology: From ongemang.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: amang, gemang, Saxon.
Amongst strawberries sow here and there some borage-seed; and you shall find the strawberries under those leaves far more large than their fellows. Francis Bacon, Natural Hist. №. 441.
The voice of God they heard,
Now walking in the garden, by soft winds
Brought to their ears, while day declin’d: they heard,
And from his presence hid themselves, among
The thickest trees, both man and wife. Paradise Lost.
I have then, as you see, observed the failings of many great wits amongst the moderns, who have attempted to write an epic poem. John Dryden, Juvenal, Dedicat.
There were, among the old Roman statues, several of Venus in different postures and habits; as there are many particular figures of her made after the same design. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
alt. of Amongst
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
a-mung′, Amongst, a-mungst′, prep. of the number of: amidst. [A.S. on-gemang—mengan, to mingle.]
Relating to a group or team of people.
There is a beautiful feeling of love, unity, solidarity and understanding among the people of the world.
Submitted by MaryC on May 20, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'among' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #363
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Rank popularity for the word 'among' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2359
The numerical value of among in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of among in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I understand that this budget approach and timing, being so late in the legislative year, caused significant angst among Alaskans, however, certain programs, programs we value, got caught in a budget discussion that went on way too long.
At the top end of the economic scale, Party people are among those making the most money - using their political connections to get access to resources.
People, among them police officers, were brutally murdered.
Important warning signs are often missed among a large volume of nuisance alarms, this is referred to as alarm fatigue, and this has been associated with serious adverse outcomes, including patient deaths across the United States.
I think that having women on the ticket, being the candidates for the opposition in this moment, does have the potential to only heighten that enthusiasm and engagement among women more so than it changes their vote, most of these women probably would have voted for a Democrat anyway -- but does it increase their overall engagement with the election itself ? Are they participating, going to the rallies, volunteering, giving more financial support -- all those levels of engagement ? I do think that is an outstanding question that we are all paying attention to.
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- من بينArabic
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- के बीच मेंHindi
- trong sốVietnamese
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