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Definitions for amongst
əˈmʌŋst, əˈmʌŋkstamongst

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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Among, Amongstprep.

    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.

Wikipedia

  1. Amongst

    While is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction. Its meaning varies largely based on its intended function, position in the phrase and even the writer or speaker's regional dialect. As a conjunction, it is synonymous with the word whilst, a form often considered archaic in American English, as well as in some style guides on both sides of the Atlantic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amongst

    mixed or mingled; surrounded by

  2. Amongst

    conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of

  3. Amongst

    expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amongst' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2330

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'amongst' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2080

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amongst in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amongst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of amongst in a Sentence

  1. Paul Wong:

    We have seen some spectacular results for Kweichow Moutai sold in Hong Kong, but this momentous price takes the baijiu spirit's standing amongst collectors to new heights, whilst current travel restrictions may prevent our clients from moving around, this has proved no impediment to the growing momentum of Moutai's popularity outside Asia.

  2. Sylvia Levi:

    She (India) has left indelible imprints on one fourth of the human race in the course of a long succession of centuries. She has the right to reclaim... her place amongst the great nations summarizing and symbolizing the spirit of humanity. From Persia to the Chinese sea, from the icy regions of Siberia to Islands of Java and Borneo, India has propagated her beliefs, her tales, and her civilization.

  3. Craig Spencer:

    Last week when I went to work, we talked about the one or two patients amongst the dozens of others that might have been a Covid or coronavirus patient, in my shift yesterday, nearly every single patient that I took care of was coronavirus, and many of them extremely severe. Many were put on breathing tubes. Many decompensated quite quickly.

  4. George Paul:

    In other countries, success has been achieved with embryo transfer in a different rhino species, thus that as a technique can be presupposed to be the most promising, However, consultations are ongoing amongst different reproductive technique experts on the way forward.

  5. Sigrid Kaag:

    As the economy has suffered from the crisis, unemployment has risen ... particularly in poorer areas and amongst the young people, so the debate on employment has always been very sensitive, and there was a reluctance to address it.

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