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among    : [əm'ʌŋ]
Among \A*mong"\, Amongst \A*mongst"\, prep. [OE. amongist,
amonges, amonge, among, AS. onmang, ongemang, gemang, in a
crowd or mixture. For the ending -st see {Amidst}. See
1. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.
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They heard,
And from his presence hid themselves among
The thickest trees. --Milton.
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2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the
number of; in the number or class of.
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Blessed art thou among women. --Luke i. 28.
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3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.;
also, a relation of reciprocal action.
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What news among the merchants? --Shak.
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Human sacrifices were practiced among them. --Hume.
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Divide that gold amongst you. --Marlowe.
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Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with
their neighbors. --Addison.
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Syn: Amidst; between. See {Amidst}, {Between}.
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