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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.
Contemporary Examples

Several volunteers at rallies this week mentioned the birth certificate issue, among other Obama conspiracy theories.
Waaay Off-Message Benjamin Sarlin October 31, 2008

Cain also leads Romney among self-described Tea Party voters, 29 percent to 18 percent.
Romney’s Mormon Religion No Obstacle for Republicans If He Faces Obama Patricia Murphy November 22, 2011

among the guests was a publisher who immediately approached her with a view to publishing the collection.
Nina Stibbe Is A Modern Mary Poppins With A Grin Lucy Scholes May 25, 2014

Ponomarev was among those who skipped the meeting with Obama this year.
Obama Gets an Earful on Syria From Russian Human-Rights Activists Anna Nemtsova September 6, 2013

Collins allegedly threw a cat, among other items, at her sleeping ex-fiancé during a domestic squabble.
Project Runway’s Crazy Contestants Shannon Donnelly, The Daily Beast Video September 9, 2009

Historical Examples

You may be almost the first girl to apply, or you may be among the latest, but not the too latest.
Grace Harlowe’s Return to Overton Campus Jessie Graham Flower

Who among you ever received an injury from that kind old man?
Philothea Lydia Maria Child

It can call its preachers from among the fishermen, and raise them to power.
My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass

But among the veteran speculators the feeling was conservative.
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson

She was in a strange house, not in the Square or among her relatives.
A Poor Man’s House Stephen Sydney Reynolds

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

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.”


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