count among

count someone among something

to consider someone as a particular type of person or part of a particular group. I count her among my closest friends. Rachel counted herself among the luckiest people alive.
See also: among, count

count among

v.
1. To consider someone or something a part of some group: The company counts many important people among its clients.
2. To be considered a part of some group: The new novel counts among the author's greatest works.
See also: among, count
References in classic literature ?
But with these machines--Sir, this ride of ours will count among the historical rides of the world
I count among my friends a former staffer for John Ashcroft; while we will never agree politically, we can talk and laugh for hours about our families and our lives knowing we are bound by a common faith, not separated by ideology.
These sites count among the best for tracking new mileage deals and promotions.
The dealerships along Valencia's Auto Row - a measure of a community's success - now count among them Hummer, the pricey sport vehicle, while Mercedes-Benz and possibly Land Rover and Infiniti are anticipated.
The lead paint industry, which can count among its lobbying alumni Interior Secretary Gale Norton, is bracing itself to survive a legal barrage comparable to that unleashed on cigarette companies.
Elton John, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Vice President Gore, Kenneth Cole and Tommy Hilfiger count among his many celebrity clients.
He is already well-known in many rap circles, and can count among his early supporters Guru, Kool G Rap, Eminem, and D-12's Proof, with whom he has collaborated on "Close the Door," a song that may be included on the ".