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‘Among’ as a preposition

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

1

‘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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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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Scandalous

“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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