• Among the Pines
    Among the Pines
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Among Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of. "Blessed art thou among women."
    • Among 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."
    • Among Mixed or mingled; surrounded by. "They heard,
      And from his presence hid themselves among The thickest trees."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Among the first sent across Among the first sent across
Abeille finds herself among the little men Abeille finds herself among the little men

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, poisoning is the fourth leading cause of death among children
    • among In or into the midst of; in association or connection with: as, he fell among thieves; one among this people.
    • among In the number of; of or out of.
    • among By the joint action or consent of; with the common aid or knowledge of: as, settle it among yourselves; the mischief was done among you.
    • among To each of; by or for distribution to: as, he gave five dollars to be divided among them.
    • among In (the circumstances of; during the time or term of; in the course of.
    • among Together (with something).
    • among At intervals; here and there.
    • among Between whiles; at intervals; from time to time; now and then.
    • among During the time; meanwhile. Synonyms Amid, In the midst of, Among, Between, Betwixt. The midst is the middle place; hence amid or in the midst of should be used where a person or thing is in a position which is, or may be imagined to be, central; they are naturally the expressions between which to choose when the noun is in the singular, or a plural noun stands for that which is virtually one: as, “Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire” (Dan. iii. 25); amid the waves. By derivation among suggests a mingling; it may be properly used with collective nouns: as, he disappeared among the crowd. Between is nearly equivalent etymologically to by twain, so applying only to two; among refers to more than two; it is therefore improper to say either among them both, or between the three. Betwixt is the same as between.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Among primitive people the soul normally is said to escape through the mouth or nose. In the Celebes, when a person is very sick, his friends will often attach fish hooks in certain places. If the soul tries to escape, it gets hooked.
    • prep Among of the number of: amidst.
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  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “I can't say whether we had more wit among us now than usual, but I am certain we had more laughing, which answered the end as well.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “There is a natural aristocracy among men. The grounds of this are virtue and talents.”
  • Simone De Beauvoir
    “In order for the artist to have a world to express he must first be situated in this world, oppressed or oppressing, resigned or rebellious, a man among men.”
  • Sir William Temple
    “Who ever converses among old books will be hard to please among the new.”
  • Charles Lamb
    “Boys are capital fellows in their own way, among their mates; but they are unwholesome companions for grown people.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.”


Cat among the pigeons - If something or someone puts, or sets or lets, the cat among the pigeons, they create a disturbance and cause trouble.
Honor among thieves - If someone says there is honor among thieves, this means that even corrupt or bad people sometimes have a sense of honor or integrity, or justice, even if it is skewed. ('Honour among thieves' is the British English version.)
Is Saul also among the prophets? - It's a biblical idiom used when somebody known for something bad appears all of a sudden to be doing something very good.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. amongist, amonges, amonge, among, AS. onmang, ongemang, gemang, in a crowd or mixture. For the ending -st, see Amidst. See Mingle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. on-gemangmengan, to mingle.


In literature:

Marriage among Hindus differs in many respects from the same compact among western people.
"India, Its Life and Thought" by John P. Jones
Strange to say, there is nearly three times as much among them, in that State, as exists among those of Ohio!
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Cows' milk is unknown among the natives, though the universal drink is tea without sugar, and by no means strong.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
I searched among all the other papers to find it, but in vain.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
What are the likenesses and differences between intercommunication among animals and language among men?
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In this he agrees, almost word for word, with Rauwolf, indicating no change in opinion among the learned in a hundred years.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
I have lived among Muslims all my life.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Nineteen among them were "Consulares," or past-Consuls.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
She was in her easy-chair at the window, lying back among the pillows asleep.
"The Bridge of the Gods" by Frederic Homer Balch
Still, more and more people were running back and forth among the wickiups.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

Such a false happiness
Had seized me then;
A child, I saw myself
Man among men.
"When Childhood Died" by John Freeman
The burden of love,
The burden of pain,
I'll see you bear both
Among men once again.
"Mary's Burden" by Eleanor Farjeon
There was his nest
Up in the singing boughs,
Among the pears,
A fragrant humming house.
"A Ballad of The Kind Little Creatures" by Richard Le Gallienne
Drunk beneath the moon,
He often attains sagehood.
Lost among the flowers,
He serves no lord.
"For Meng Hao-Jan" by Li Po
And downward again
Among weeds was she borne,
To linger in pain
Till her bright lord's return.
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
In fair Yoshino
Betwixt the Kisa mountains
Among the treetops
How very many noisy
Bird calls!
"In fair Yoshino" by Yamabe no Akahito

In news:

Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese are among those nominated in the Best non-European Film category.
Among the Ghosts of Imperial Russia.
They are unusual among armadillos in that they can roll into a ball to defend themselves from predators.
TALLAHASSEE — Governor-elect Rick Scott has named a retired Army colonel as chief of staff among his first five appointments.
True armyworms are on the march this spring, and farmers need to be checking fields to make sure their crops aren't among the casualties.
The summits, held at the Dallas Regional Chamber, were called because the cost of care in North Texas is among the highest of any metro area in the nation.
Gordon Veneklasen switches wardrobes—and cars—as he hops among four homes: a historic condominium in Los Angeles, two homes in the Hamptons and a Manhattan townhouse, all designed by the same architect.
David Castillo is a rare bird among Miami's intrepid flock of art dealer s.
This sculpture by Cariann Drake called "Pebble Salmon," will be among the works on display at the UAS Art Open House, to be held tonight from 5-8 p.m.
Among the directors she worked with, Platt was known for her peerless taste and frank demeanor.
Sequim resident Serena Mylchreest is among 35 artists exhibiting in the 2012 "Embracing Life through Art" exhibition at the Landing Art Gallery through October.
Common Ground Paul McCarthy's "Daddies Ketchup" (2001) is among the 10 works in the exhibition assembled by the Public Art Fund at City Hall Park.
A dispute is brewing among the tenants of P.S 122, a former school building in the East Village.
Books Are Wings, a nonprofit organization that promotes reading and literacy among young people, has moved to the Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Suite 8233A.
Despite being tarred with the nickname 'wife beater', Stella Artois has the best overall image among beer brands, but half of the public wants brewers to do more to promote lighter ranges.

In science:

Different crystals can be glued together, in which case the event location among the various crystals can be deduced from the different pulse shape.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
This lead to competition among the drivers and to their mutual interaction.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
It is possible that as in quantum chromodynamics, where quarks are thought to interact strongly by means of flux tubes, so too in High-Tc superconductivity phonons may strongly interact among themselves.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
L rate of the growth for Var(#[−L,L]) is the slowest among all translation-invariant kernels K (x − y ) corresponding to pro jectors, ˆK = χB , for which inf (B ), sup(B ) are the density points of B (if K is not a pro jector it follows from Lemma 6 that the rate of the growth of the variance is linear).
Determinantal random point fields
Among other characteristics of the modified random point field (with respect to B = (0, ¯s], n = 0) one may be interested in the spectral measure of the restriction of the group {U t} to the subspace of the centralized linear statistics.
Determinantal random point fields