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‘Among’ as a preposition

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Among’ as a preposition.


‘Because,’ replied he, smiling, ‘among the rest of the objects before me, I see a very dirty lane.’

From ‘Sense and Sensibility’, by Jane Austen.


There was a natural curiosity among the English people to see a sovereign from so remote a country as Muscovy.

From ‘Household Words’, by Charles Dickens.
Of the visit of Tsar Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, to England in January 1698.


The sound of the lapping water round the boat, and the wind among the branches, kept me restless and disturbed.

From ‘Three men in a Boat’, by Jerome K. Jerome.


By his own account he must have lived his life among some of the wickedest men that God ever allowed upon the sea.

From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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“It was a burning shame and a scandalous disgrace to act in that way. Did you think nothing of Miss Ingram’s feelings, sir?”

From ‘Jane Eyre’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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