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From Middle English among, amang, amonge, amange, from Old English amang, onġemang, equivalent to a- + mong (“crowd; group; throng”). Compare dialectal German mang, Saterland Frisian monk, monken (“among”).
- 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.
- Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us […]
- Lactose intolerance is common among people of Asian heritage.
- For the comparison of among with between, see the usage notes in between.
- Many Americans view "amongst" as an archaic/Commonwealth variant, and use "among" exclusively.
mingling or intermixing
- Hyphenation: a‧mong
- To be made or become a collateral damage.
- To implicate; to connect or involve in an unfavorable or criminal way with something.
- To drag in.