Denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects. See usage note at amidst.
Origin of amongst
amongs + -t (“(excrescent)”), from among + -s (“(genitive)”); surface analysis is st. Root among from Old English ongemang, from on (“in”) + gemang (“assemblage, mingling”).
Amongst Sentence Examples
We do not fight amongst ourselves like your kind does.
For twenty-two years I have lived amongst these pollarded trees, these rutty roads, beside these tangled thickets and streams along whose banks only children and sheep can pass.
Sam is well thought of amongst the pack, and I'm sure she will help.
Thunder.-Trustworthy frequency statistics for an individual station are obtainable only from a long series of observations, while if means are taken from a large area places may be included which differ largely amongst themselves.
We can trace obligations to Meleager, Theocritus, Apollonius Rhodius and other Alexandrines, and amongst earlier writers to Homer, Pindar, Aeschylus and others.