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fall among

(intransitive, preposition) to enter the company of (a group of people), esp by chance: he fell among thieves
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  • It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour the dead only, these the living.

  • Shells began to fall among the houses, many of which took fire.

  • She watched him lift and fall among the waves until he turned a point, rowing with strong, even strokes.

    Big Timber Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • At the same time spears and arrows began to fall among the invaders.

    Adventure Jack London
  • About 6000 yards from the position Boer shells began to fall among the companies of the leading battalion.

  • We may be like soldiers sitting securely round their camp fire, till all at once bullets begin to fall among them.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Alexander Maclaren
  • These now became the objects of attack, while arrows ceased to fall among the main body of the troops.

    For the Temple G. A. Henty
  • I heard him fall among the store-rooms, and it surpassed the power of man to give the wretch succor.

  • I remember a little family in Robecq whom I packed into my car when shells began to fall among the houses.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • How have I contrived to fall among such an appallingly serious set of infants?

    The Making of a Prig Evelyn Sharp

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