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Amoung vs. Among

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Amoungpreposition

archaic spelling of among

Amongpreposition

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?’;

Amongpreposition

Denotes a belonging of a person or a thing to a group.

‘He is among the few who completely understand the subject.’;

Amongpreposition

Denotes a sharing of a common feature in a group.

‘Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.’;

Amongpreposition

Mixed or mingled; surrounded by.

‘They heard,And from his presence hid themselves amongThe thickest trees.’;

Amongpreposition

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

‘Blessed art thou among women.’;

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Amongpreposition

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

‘What news among the merchants?’; ‘Human sacrifices were practiced among them.’; ‘Divide that gold amongst you.’; ‘Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with their neighbors.’;

Amongpreposition

situated more or less centrally in relation to (several other things)

‘you're among friends’; ‘flowers hidden among the roots of the trees’;

Amongpreposition

being a member or members of (a larger set)

‘snakes are among the animals most feared by man’; ‘a British woman was among the 54 victims of the disaster’;

Amongpreposition

occurring in or shared by (some members of a group or community)

‘members of the government bickered among themselves’; ‘a drop in tooth decay among children’;

Amongpreposition

indicating a division, choice, or differentiation involving three or more participants

‘the State Council would elect a temporary president from among its members’; ‘the old king called the three princesses to divide his kingdom among them’;

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