Phrases with "among"

I will not say that priggishness is absolutely unknown among the North Italians; sometimes one comes upon a young Italian who wants to learn German, but not often. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

F. Scott Fitzgerald They arrived at twilight, and, as we strolled out among the sparkling hundreds, Daisy’s voice was playing murmurous tricks in her throat. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Edgar Rice Burroughs So we had to open up on the brave fellows with all our guns; but it didn’t last long at that, for there chanced to be wiser heads among the Luanians than their chief or his son had possessed. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

D. H. Lawrence And among ourselves we can find some suitable compensation for you, as a mark of sympathy. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

How soon in the possession of our heart’s desire comes the sense of disappointment, and the presence of the worm, and promise of the blight among the flowers of our vernal days. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Walter Scott Here has he taken the whole conquest in his own hand, and is only doubting whether he should be called Prince or Bishop — and it is a shame to see how they have mishandled the old man among them. Quentin Durward by Walter Scott [1823]

Ralph Waldo Emerson To be sure, in old, dense countries, among a million of good coats, a fine coat comes to be no distinction, and you find humorists. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

The soldiers quarreled among themselves and with the landlord’s workmen; they used to beat the women. In the World by Maksim Gorky

These are not cloistered, and their duties take them freely among the people, with whom they are closely linked, a younger son in every family being a monk. Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird [1894]

It would have been pleasant to go to the stern, where the sailors and stokers were gathered together among the chests, where the passengers played cards, sang songs, and told interesting stories. In the World by Maksim Gorky

Anthony Trollope I have asked among those who know, and I have found that it is so. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins She noticed a letter in an envelope, and a few cards which looked (to her judgment) like visiting cards, among the bank-notes which he had turned out on the table. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

The convict, smothered in mud and with his chain trailing from his leg, suddenly starts up among the tombs, grabs the child, turns him upside down and robs his pockets. Charles Dickens by George Orwell [1940]

Lemoine was not a gentleman, but he had lived among gentlemen, and had caught something of their manner. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Duelling was a frequent occurrence of the time among gentlemen and the nobility; it was an impudent breach of the peace on the part of a player. Ben Jonson by Felix E. Schelling

One after the other, with the lamp in their hand, they looked in, shrieked, and then ran back, not one among them having yet discovered what was the object of their terror. The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan by James Justinian Morier

Oak and beech, with innumerable roses and wild vines, hanging in beautiful confusion among their branches, were in many places scattered among the evergreens. Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle Yet there is abundant evidence of a tone language among them. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

The tripod which held the cooking-vessel over the wood flame, among the former inhabitants of Britain, has not been entirely effaced. Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine by William Carew Hazli

Virginia Woolf Now she opened a cupboard in which hung still many of the clothes she had worn as a young man of fashion, and from among them she chose a black velvet suit richly trimmed with Venetian lace. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

George Elio And there’d need be something done among ’em; for the drinking at them Benefit Clubs is shameful. The Sad Fortunes of the Reverend Amos Barton by George Elio

Robert Louis Stevenson And so much the more shame to himself! There are perhaps thirty men setting forth at that same hour, and I would lay a large wager there is not another dull face among the thirty. Virginibus Puerisque by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle One by one I got these old French man-of-war’s-men among the hands. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

The little congregation was sitting on the wall, or standing about among the tilted tombstones, according to custom, to see John and the clergyman come in. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Virginia Woolf Yet two figures suddenly appeared among the trees above them. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

D. H. Lawrence And he made an excuse to go into the kitchen, leaving her standing in the room among the disorder and the drinking-glasses. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope It was hard — was it not? — for poor Rachel that the story of her few minutes’ whispering under the elm tree should thus be bruited about among the ecclesiastical councillors of the locality. Rachel Ray by Anthony Trollope

Essie looked among us like a race horse among cart horses. The End of the Dream by Mary Cholmondeley [1921]

Wilkie Collins It was one among the many strange influences exercised by blindness on the mind. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Andrew Lang It seems probable that this is a common genesis of verses, good or bad, among all who write. Alfred Tennyson by Andrew Lang

Anthony Trollope There might no longer be Romeos among the noble Capulets and the noble Montagues — whom indeed he believed to be dead to faith; but the salt of truth had not therefore perished from the world. Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope

Robert Louis Stevenson He passed not far from me, and I could see him, flushed and lowering, and cutting savagely with his cane among the grass. The Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson

Edgar Allan Poe The loveliness of Eleonora was that of the Seraphim; but she was a maiden artless and innocent as the brief life she had led among the flowers. Romances of Death by Edgar Allan Poe

Wilkie Collins There would have been time enough, perhaps, for her to conceal herself among some trees if she could have recovered her self-possession at once; but she was incapable of making an effort to regain it. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

Abraham Merri I will order that word be sent the Rrrllya on Nansur that soon their captured fellows will be among them with a message. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Michael’s horse, having no one to guide him, often started aside, and so made confusion among the ranks. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

George Gissing But he expressed no desire to number Jasper among his acquaintances in town, and of his own professional or private concerns he said not a word. New Grub Street by George Gissing [1891]

Wilkie Collins He went out toward noon next day, to go his rounds among the public houses; my mind being then strung up to deliver myself from him, for good and all, when he came back at night. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Wilkie Collins They make me over-suspicious among them here, and it ends in my feeling doubts and fears that I can’t get over: doubts about you and fears about myself. The New Magdalen by Wilkie Collins [1873]

Jean-Jacques Rousseau The people is far less often mistaken in its choice than the prince; and a man of real worth among the king's ministers is almost as rare as a fool at the head of a republican government. The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Anthony Trollope She must go and beg among her friends. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling Maximus sat apart among long rolls of accounts. Puck of Pook’s Hill by Rudyard Kipling [1906]

Sir Walter Scott I must send Spontoon to see what she is about; he will find her out among the old regimental connections. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Arthur Conan Doyle There’s some of them thinks that when ‘e was up among those monsters you wrote about, it was just ‘‘Ome, Sweet ‘Ome’ for the master, and ‘e was never in fitter company. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Jack London Didn’t Lang include your ‘Kiss Endured’ among the four supreme sonnets by women in the English language?” “But you called me the American Mrs. Meynell!” “Was it not true?” I demanded. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

They knew young Murchison well enough; he had gone in and out among them all his life; yet since he had come before them in this new capacity a curious interest had gathered about him. The Imperialist by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1904]

Certain it is that from this point of view Bleak House may be said to begin a new series among his works of fiction. Dickens by Adolphus William Ward [1882]

John Galsworthy She herself hid among some willow bushes, and who do you think found her? Mr. Septimus: he was so surprised! When they had all hidden it was time for tea, and such a to-do boiling the kettle. On Forsyte ’Change by John Galsworthy

H. Rider Haggard Why comest thou here and where is Skallagrim? Ah! that was a good fight — “Down among the ballast tumbling Ospakar’s shield-carles were rolled. Eric Brighteyes by H. Rider Haggard

Willa Cather Siegmund Stein and Kitty Ayrshire — a story like that, once launched, is repeated unchallenged for years among New York factory sports. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Walter Scott The females who were arranging the corpse of the slaughtered man hurried from their melancholy labour to look after her tall figure as it glided away among the cliffs. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

George Gissing Many hours I have spent shut up among my books, when I might have been in the meadows. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Rudyard Kipling They came out among the rocks near the Kanye stream; Muller riding a little in advance. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Edith Wharton Unluckily, as you know, I haven’t read her books, so I should be at a terrible disadvantage among you all, and besides, I’ve an engagement to play bridge. Xingu by Edith Wharton [1916]

D. H. Lawrence It was a piece of rainbow, but not sharp, in a band; it was a tall fume far back among the clouds of the sea-wall. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

Guy de Maupassan The peasants also blamed her among themselves for not having let Poulet make his first communion. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

D. H. Lawrence It was dawn among the yellow fog outside, and Lois, as she moved mechanically about her toilet, vaguely felt that all her days would arrive slowly struggling through a bleak fog. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope There were some among his friends in England—and his friends were all English—who had told him that he was incurring a great risk in going into so distant and wild a country. The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope [1883]

John Galsworthy My Colliery among others could be made to pay with electricity; but they won’t move. The Silver Spoon by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence But there he was again, in his shirt-sleeves, stooping, letting the hens out of the coops, among the chicks that were now growing a little gawky, but were much more trim than hen-chickens. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

Alfred Tennyson Arriving all confused among the rest With hooded brows I crept into the hall, And, couched behind a Judith, underneath The head of Holofernes peeped and saw. The Princess by Alfred Tennyson [1847]

Julian Hawthorne A delicate vine of convolvulus had become rooted somewhere above, and had wreathed itself in and out among the rigid spokes. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

As the lily among thorns, such is my love among the daughters. The Commonwealth of Oceana by James Harrington

Edgar Rice Burroughs When Tantor trumpeted, the great ape scurried with his fellows high among the trees of the second terrace. Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1912]

H. G. Wells But among the disciplines he was imposing upon himself for ambition’s sake, was the practice of self-control. The Holy Terror by H. G. Wells [1939]

Watkin Tench To return from this digression to my subject, I have only farther to observe that the estimation of female beauty among the natives (the men at least) is in this country the same as in most others. A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench

H. G. Wells It would be quiet and out of sight, I thought, among the dump heaps across the road, and there I might load unobserved. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

Charles Dickens I thought I entered the Cathedral, and went in and out among its many arches: traversing its whole extent. Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens [1846]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Then they returned to us, and one who seemed to have authority among them directed that we be brought with them. At the Earth’s Core by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1914]

Joseph Furphy Well Alf’s a misasynonym — womanhater — among other things. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

It will be only such a little while and then you will be back again among your own people, and everything will be explained to you. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

H. G. Wells He made his way towards me, coming gingerly among the bushes. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Edith Wharton Lily, leaning back among her pillows, gazed musingly at his letter. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Elizabeth Gaskell This aunt was older than Mrs. Bronte, and had lived longer among the Penzance society, which Dr. Davy describes. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Rudyard Kipling Oh!” She had darted up the last stairs to the chequered darkness of the top floor, where loose tiles lay among broken laths, and the walls were scrawled with names, sentiments, and hop records. Actions and Reactions by Rudyard Kipling [1909]

She had not given that old photograph to Eva. Birtley had found it among his father’s papers. What Really Happened by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1926]

William Dampier We stayed here five or six days; all which time the islanders lived at the town to entertain the seamen; who constantly flock ashore to enjoy themselves among their country people. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

John Lewis Burckhard Our road continued among trees and the beds of torrents which empty themselves into the sands. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

He stopped, panting from the hurry of his walk, and looked at the quiet houses, all still among the gloom. The House with the Green Shutters by George Douglas Brown [1901]

H. G. Wells That other old friend and I, with his wife, who had been his tireless helper, were chief among the mourners at his funeral. Men Like Gods by H. G. Wells [1923]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Someone had been there before him! The revolver was gone! Mr. Huitt’s presence in the “Club Car” at Sandywayes station on the following morning excited some surprise among his fellow passengers. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Charles Dickens These occupations brought her round to the December month, wherein her father walked among the terrors with a steady head. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

Robert Louis Stevenson Now, the relation that has the least root in matter is undoubtedly that airy one of friendship; and hence, I suppose, it is that good talk most commonly arises among friends. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling He is a bold man among my logs, but,’ and he shook his head like a schoolmaster, ‘I know that before long there will be complaints of him in the court. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jammy refused the seat which had been reserved for the Clarion representative, and insisted on having one among the palms on the far side of the hall below the platform. A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey [1936]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Doth he stand here among this multitude of people? Let him come forth, for I must know to whom I commit this most precious trust. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Henry James Waterville asked himself among other things why Sir Arthur hadn’t brought his own friends to see her, for Paris during the several weeks that now elapsed abounded in English visitors. The Siege of London by Henry James [1883]

Anthony Trollope When she told her lover that she had lain among the pots till she was black and defiled, she expressed in the strongest language that which was her real conviction. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

H. G. Wells For a moment, man and bears were a heap together, Ugh-lomi uppermost; and then he had sprung clear and was scaling the gully again, with the bears rolling and striking at one another among the hazels. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

Willa Cather He was at home again, among all the dear familiar things that spoke to him of so many happy years. Alexander’s Bridge by Willa Cather [1912]

Jane Austen We must feel that every addition to your father’s society, among his equals or superiors, may be of use in diverting his thoughts from those who are beneath him. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

Anthony Trollope Ah! if he would but take that other one as his bride, he should have everything, and his father’s blessing — and then he would be the first instead of the last among his people. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Indeed, in these days politics ran so high that among politicians all social gatherings were brought together with some reference to the state of parties. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Charles Dickens I live at the top of the house, among the tiles and sparrows. Reprinted Pieces by Charles Dickens [1850]

Mr. Wallace remarks49 that “it is only in the tropics, among forests which never lose their foliage, that we find whole groups of birds, whose chief colour is green. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

No sooner said than done; he joined with the rest in endeavouring to clear a passage, and certainly was not among the least efficient. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Louisa May Alcott She went off to get her ball, and was a long time finding it among the bushes, but she came back, looking cool and quiet, and waited her turn patiently. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

George Eliot She had always thought that life must be particularly easy if one could pass it among refined people; and so it seemed at this moment. Felix Holt the Radical by George Eliot [1866]

There is no one sun, among those that I have gotten close to that resembles it, just as there is no one face among you that is identical to the others. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

I, sire, come to pay mine, happy that your majesty will receive me among the number of your creditors. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Henry Handel Richardson Aloud, he declared that another three months spent in these dark quarters, among this stickiest provinciality, in the mud, wind and rain of this dirty, wet, dismal town, would drive him crazy. The Way Home by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Kingsley Charles replied, “I am quarrelsome sometimes among my equals, but I am always good-tempered among horses. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Olaf Stapledon As our skill in disembodied flight increased, we found intense pleasure in sweeping hither and thither among the stars. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Rudyard Kipling I— I alone held this jewel to my hand for the cutting and polishing! Therefore I danced again among the gods of the Egyptian court till a policeman saw me and took steps in my direction. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

And among them, I expect, will be whether we are to stay in the land at all. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

Jane Austen Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort. Persuasion by Jane Austen [1818]

E. F. Benson But that was among those which Miss Mapp found it difficult to condone. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

She was often among Wesley’s hearers at the evening service at the Foundery. His sermons touched her heart and almost convinced her reason. The Infidel by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1900]

Anthony Trollope Why shouldn’t I be allowed to get married as well as another woman, I wonder? I think you have been very hard upon me among you. Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

High on the hill among the trees the distant lights of Slumberleigh shone like glowworms through the mist. Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley [1889]

It is just as true among negroes or wild Indians who never heard of Greece or Jerusalem, as it is among white folks. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Edith Wharton Well, but what was all the fuss about? Of course, as people got older their memories were subject to these momentary lapses; he’d noticed it often enough among his contemporaries. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

It was quite dark, in among the trees. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

The three principal traders when we were here for hides in the Pilgrim and Alert are still among the chief traders of the place — Stearns, Temple, and Warner, the two former being reputed very rich. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

H. G. Wells A large proportion of these ways are known only to expert pilots among the fishermen, and not infrequently Selenites are lost for ever in their labyrinths. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Benjamin Disraeli But with regard to these pink shells, how can you possibly create for them a certain standard of value? It is merely agreement among yourselves that fixes any value to them. The Voyage of Captain Popanilla by Benjamin Disraeli [1828]

Charles Dickens A tall man in a nightcap had caught up a bundle from among the feet of the horses, and had laid it on the basement of the fountain, and was down in the mud and wet, howling over it like a wild animal. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

The only person whose equanimity is entirely undisturbed is Buddha. In his place among the mournful Magdalens of Mrs. Bell’s drawing-room in Sparta, Buddha still smiles. A Daughter of To-Day by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1894]

George Meredith What had I to do among them? The presence of the living members of the Family was an extreme physical relief. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Joseph Furphy Of course, the lubra would n’t leave the track, nor Bob, nor the chap with the bell; but everyone else was gone — Dan among the rest. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

Yet now and then a youth in boating costume glided by, his shoulders bending slowly to the lazy dip of his oars, his keel now and then making a rushing sound among long trailing weeds. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Charles Kingsley Mad with rage, Amyas gave chase: but in two minutes more Eustace was safe among the ranks of the negroes, who came shouting and jabbering down the path. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Rudyard Kipling They scattered themselves among their friends, singing the praises of their lieutenant and looking for causes of offence. The Day’s Work by Rudyard Kipling [1898]

Henry James Our admonition, our superior awareness, is of many things — and, among these, of how infinitely, at the worst, they lived, the pale superseded, and how much it was by their virtue. A small boy and others by Henry James [1913]

This is the case among the leisure class and among certain portions of the population which are ancillary to that class. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

George Gissing It was horrible to think of his going back into the world and living among people of whom I knew nothing. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Edith Wharton That had been Susy’s discovery: for the first time she was among awakening minds which had been wakened only to beauty. The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton [1922]

H. G. Wells Some rascal sparrows were rustling among the stringy branches, and a very delicate sprig of ivy reached out beyond the window frame. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anthony Trollope But I assisted her in getting together an enormous pile of luggage, among which there were seven large boxes covered with canvas, such as ladies not uncommonly carry with them when travelling. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

Edgar Allan Poe The drops of moisture trickle among the bones. The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

But what I am thinking of at this moment is the Fascist attitude of mind, which beyond any doubt is gaining ground among people who ought to know better. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Arthur Conan Doyle His heavy footsteps might be heard scrunching their way among the shingle which lined Boxman’s Drift, until they slowly died away in the distance. The Stone of Boxman’s Drift by Arthur Conan Doyle

George Gissing I have lived a terrible life, among the poorest people, getting my bread as they did; oftener starving. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell The girls kept calling upon him as if he were even then present among us. Lois the Witch by Elizabeth Gaskell [1859]

Arthur Conan Doyle Through his own chosen instruments he had to minister a great estate and to keep order and decorum among a large body of men living a celibate life. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

If a clever man would preserve unflawed the amulet of humility, let him at intervals visit among his country cousins. Diana Tempest by Mary Cholmondeley [1893]

Meet it is that I show thee in combat singular, that vauntest thyself greatest among the rebels yet left alive in this my kingdom, how much greater is my might than thine. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

D. H. Lawrence After all, they would be, as one of their acquaintances said, among the elite of Beldover. They would represent culture. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sinclair Lewis Droning afternoons of hospital demonstrations, among stumbling students barked at by tired clinical professors. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

He had been among its pines and had found Katrine there. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

The others passed to the left, around and among huge rocks, where all the hollows were full of grimy snow. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

D. H. Lawrence Flakes of light appeared here and there, glittering tormented among the shadows, far off, in strange places; among the dripping shadow of the willow on the island. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope As soon as the melancholy meal was over the two ladies separated, the Marchioness going up-stairs among her own children. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Wilkie Collins Predominating among the cries, he detected one everlasting question. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Arthur Conan Doyle You can say, among other things, that if he sends anyone else to intrude upon me I shall call upon him with a riding-whip. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

G. K. Chesterton His name was Morton, and he was a Liverpool man long pickled in the Irish quarrels, and doing his duty among them in a sour fashion not altogether unsympathetic. The Man Who Knew Too Much by G. K. Chesterton

Jack London I therefore say to the rich among you that it is their duty to do what I have done and am doing. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

Elizabeth Gaskell But now he wished himself among them sooner than set to talk to Nancy Pratt, when he had nothing to say. Sylvia’s Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell [1863]

We go among them, diverting a few pennies from their wickedness to the Lord’s service. The Four Million by O. Henry [1906]

Washington Irving She was arrayed with all the luxury of ornament that had prevailed among the Gothic Spaniards at the time of the Arabian conquest. The Alhambra by Washington Irving

Jack London Whining with eagerness, he followed back from the river bank and in among the trees. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

Graham, who, papa is beginning to discover, is a savant, too — skilled, they say, in more than one branch of science — is among the number. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Virginia Woolf I pour out cup after cup while the unopened flowers hold themselves erect on the table among the pots of jam, the loaves and the butter. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

Uncle Tom’s chief friend among them, a Mr. Mostyn, took a furnished cottage outside the town every summer. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

John Galsworthy After taking her elderly cousin across, Fleur did not land at once, but pulled in among the reeds, into the sunshine. To Let by John Galsworthy

Maria Edgeworth Forester replied, that he had left Dr. Campbell’s, because he preferred earning his own bread to living an idle life among gentlemen and ladies. Forester by Maria Edgeworth

His works are not so well known among us as . Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope

Willa Cather And among other diversions, we shall attend your lectures. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

William Hope Hodgson And in a time, it went by me on the road, and did take no heed to me; yet did I feel that it had knowledge that I stoopt there among the moss-bushes. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Two of these being attached to beams laid crosswise were dragged round and round among the wash by the constant revolution of the cross-pieces. Madame Midas by Fergus Hume

Anthony Trollope His wife and daughters went among the poor — and he smoked cigars in his library. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Peter, as he satisfied his hunger, let his eye rove among his neighbours. The Blanket of the Dark by John Buchan [1931]

Willa Cather Claude and David were lying on the dry, springy heather among the flint boulders. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

In a walled garden across the street a pair of blackbirds whistled among the almond trees. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

D.H. Lawrence I can see them now, great white stars, and tangles of little ones, among a bank of green; and I can recall the keen, fresh scent on the warm air; and the look of Beatrice . The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Robert Louis Stevenson With the assistance of the landing-master, the writer made his way, holding on step by step, among the numerous impediments which lay in the way. Records of a Family of Engineers by Robert Louis Stevenson

Another schoolfellow describes the young philosopher as “tall and striking in person, with long black hair,” and as commanding “much deference” among his schoolfellows. Coleridge by H. D. Traill [1884]

George Gissing She is fulfilling the offices for which she was born, and that with a grace of contentment, a joy of conscientiousness, which puts her high among civilized beings. The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing [1902]

Anthony Trollope The manumission, when it reaches Virginia, will not probably enfranchise the half million of slaves who, in 1860, were counted among its population. North America by Anthony Trollope

It did, among those who did not know the Blighs by sight. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

It is the same among the Lithuanian peasantry. The Book of Were-Wolves by S. Baring-Gould [1865]

Virginia Woolf The insincerity slipping in among the truths roused her, annoyed her. To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf [1927]

Robert Louis Stevenson But he was a libertine through and through, nourished equal contempt and suspicion of all womankind, and paid his way among them habitually with idle compliments. The Weir of Hermiston by Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Twain I am in elegant France now, and not scurrying through the great South Pass and the Wind River Mountains, among antelopes and buffaloes and painted Indians on the warpath. The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

Wilkie Collins When I was sent for, in the usual course, on his death, I fully expected that the law would be left to make the customary division among his widow and his children. No Name by Wilkie Collins [1862]

John Galsworthy Many women were among the throng at the back of the Court. The air was close and smelled of clothes. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

I was delighted with the thing; its simplicity and sincerity stood out among our conventional little compromises at friendship like an ideal. The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeannette Duncan [1903]

He subscribed liberally to the hounds, and was always ready with those stray florins and half-crowns by which a man purchases a cheap popularity among the horse-holding and ragged-follower class. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Rudyard Kipling An Indian grazing ground is all rocks and scrub and tussocks and little ravines, among which the herds scatter and disappear. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Jules Verne All night Nadia had tried to see if the body of Nicholas had not been left on the road, but it was in vain that she looked among the ruins, and searched among the dead. Michael Strogoff by Jules Verne [1876]

T. E. Lawrence Active pains and joys might fling up, like towers, among my days: but, refluent as air, this hidden urge re-formed, to be the persisting element of life, till near the end. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Willa Cather Somewhere among those perplexing names, he had found his place. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

D. H. Lawrence The rose-coloured wild gladioli among the young green corn were a dream of beauty, the morning of the world. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

Young, innocent, unfortunate, among a camp of ambitious, guilty, and blood-stained men, they offer a depth and solemnity of impression which is equally required by way of contrast and of final repose. Schiller by Thomas De Quincey

Anthony Trollope He had told Mr. Jerningham that he did not think that they could get on very well with a real Duke among them. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

H. P. Lovecraf Still he is among the very few to whom unreality is a vivid, living presence; and as such he is able to put into his occasional fear-studies a keen potency which only a rare master can achieve. Supernatural Horror in Literature by H. P. Lovecraf

Arthur Conan Doyle Indeed, there are three very good camels among those which are near the cooking-fire. The Tragedy of the Korosko by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Anthony Trollope There are few among the young people who do not refresh their sense of humour occasionally from that shelf, Sterne is relegated to some distant and high corner. Thackeray by Anthony Trollope [1879]

D. H. Lawrence Below was a jumble of hills and tiny villages — Mattock, Ambergate, Stoney Middleton. The lads were eager to spy out the church of Bestwood, far away among the rather crowded country on the left. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

George Meredith So, then, Japan has decided to renounce its language, for the adoption of the language it may choose among the foremost famous European tongues. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

With the remains of our provisions and some curdled milk we satisfied our hunger and curled ourselves up among the pease straw of the barn. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Surely among all that lot there must be one for himself! Mrs Wisbeach, as usual, had darted from her lair at the sound of the postman’s knock. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

George Meredith They chatted like a couple unexpectedly discovering in one another a common dialect among strangers. The Egoist by George Meredith [1879]

It is all perfectly right, and when we go and stay among these charming people, let us do so as learners, not as teachers. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

G. K. Chesterton And among many more abject reasons for not being able to be a novelist, is the fact that I always have been and presumably always shall be a journalist. Autobiography by G. K. Chesterton [1936]

Rudyard Kipling But what in the world could a Greek slave know of that affair? I wandered up and down among the streets trying to unravel the mystery, and the more I considered it the more baffling it grew. Many Inventions by Rudyard Kipling [1893]

Here in my opinion is the only imaginative prose-writer of the slightest value who has appeared among the English-speaking races for some years past. Inside the Whale by George Orwell [1940]

Anthony Trollope This is especially the case in New York, and the pastors are not unfrequently among the best educated and most agreeable men whom the traveler will meet. North America by Anthony Trollope

Recklow, trembling and deathly white, went over to the thing that lay among the young pines and forced himself to bend over it. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

Wilkie Collins A week passed, after my return to London, without the receipt of any communication from Miss Halcombe. On the eighth day a letter in her handwriting was placed among the other letters on my table. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [1860]