Definition of Amongst
1. Preposition. (non-gloss definition Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. See usage note at amidst.) ¹
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Definition of Amongst
1. among [prep] - See also: among
Medical Definition of Amongst
1. 1. Mixed or mingled; surrounded by. "They heard, And from his presence hid themselves among The thickest trees." (Milton) 2. Conjoined, or associated with, or making part of the number of; in the number or class of. "Blessed art thou among women." (Luke i. 28) 3. Expressing a relation of dispersion, distribution, etc.; also, a relation of reciprocal action. "What news among the merchants?" (Shak) "Human sacrifices were practiced among them." (Hume) "Divide that gold amongst you." (Marlowe) "Whether they quarreled among themselves, or with their neighbors." (Addison) Synonym: Amidst, between. See Amidst, Between. Origin: OE. Amongist, amonges, amonge, among, AS. Onmang, ongemang, gemang, in a crowd or mixture. For the ending -st see Amidst. See Mingle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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Literary usage of Amongst
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1899)
"CHAPTER XVII Of Some of the Sources of Poetry amongst Democratic Nations VARIOUS ... I now proceed to inquire whether, amongst the actions, the sentiments, ..."
2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"amongst the Franciscans the hermitage stood in opposition to the large convent. ... Meanwhile a movement for reform was taking place amongst the Observants ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... and" his Lordship adds, " that most of them at Paris have been of this mind." Finally, the royal Memoirs, in mentioning the divisions amongst ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1903)
"The presence of a fourth species, different from any hitherto described, and displaying quite unusual modifications amongst ..."
5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1873)
"On first discovering the belief amongst farmers and labourers, ... There may be something analogous amongst the funeral observances of American Indian ..."