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\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 {Mingle}.]
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. 2
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. Syn: Amidst; between. See {Amidst}, {Between}.

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