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His family connections helped ensure his position among the elite.
The Scottish Labour Party will appoint a committee from among its own members.
Robert was the only one among them who had ever ridden a horse.
Most important among the country's problems is the lack of health facilities.
The suicide rate among young male prisoners is high.
We want to encourage greater cooperation among the different departments.
News of the invasion spread panic among the citizens.
The general opinion among teachers is that small class sizes are important.
The money has to be shared out among several projects.
Robin's house was hidden among the trees.
Imran was standing among a crowd of admirers.
It was pleasant strolling among the olive trees.
I found Michelle rummaging among the papers in my drawer.
I was never happier than when I was among these familiar faces.
Oh come on, Arthur, you can speak freely – you're among friends.
They discussed, among other things, the future of the oil industry.
Among other things, Larsen was accused of attempting to bribe court officials.
Conservatives were arguing among themselves about minor policy issues.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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Definition of among from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.