live among

live among (someone)

To spend a portion of one's life as an outsider within an established community. Living among the small river tribe for nearly a year has given me an insight into the ecosystem of this region that would have been otherwise impossible to glean. My parents sent me to live among the nuns in the convent at the edge of town after I was caught shoplifting.
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live among someone

to live in a community with someone or a community made up of certain people. The anthropologist lived among the small tribe for two years. They lived among the Jivaro Indians for a brief period.
See also: among, live
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Should I refuse to know them now simply because I happen, for the present, to live among humans?"
"You cannot mean that you expect to return to live among them?
It is difficult to live among men because silence is so difficult.
He found, also, a few beaver skins in their camp, for which he paid liberally, as an inducement to them to hunt for more; informing them that some of his party intended to live among the mountains, and trade with the native hunters for their peltries.
Of course it is a sad and sorry thing to have to live among strangers, and to be forced to seek their patronage, and to conceal and constrain one's own personality-- but God will help me.
Vyse was a nice woman, but her personality, like many another's, had been swamped by London, for it needs a strong head to live among many people.
Once again churches were built, priests came to live among the people, and the sound of Christian prayer and praise rose night and morning from castle and from hut.
You could not live among such people; you are stifled for want of an outlet toward something beautiful, great, or noble; you are irritated with these dull men and women, as a kind of population out of keeping with the earth on which they live,--with this rich plain where the great river flows forever onward, and links the small pulse of the old English town with the beatings of the world's mighty heart.
figure By PATRICK LANG'AT The Ministry of Interior has clarified that almost 20,000 police officers will not vacate government houses, citing the nature of their jobs that require fast and coordinated deployments.Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said the officers from the Border Police Unit (6,000), Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit (CIPU) (8,280), and 5,000 from the Anti-Stock Theft Unit would not move out of the houses provided by the government as their colleagues receive housing allowances to live among civilians.
He said that a number of singers were so much emotionally charged that they frequently visited actual war fronts and sung live among the soldiers.
Lobsters live among rocks and coral reefs, as well as in sandy and clay environments and in shallow depths close to the beaches.
Just as He promised Zephaniah, He's a loving God who "will live among [us]!" (3:15).
Eight adults with intellectual disabilities live among the Livonia Commons residents, with support from The Center for Family Support.
Arabs live among themselves in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Jordan, Egypt - no Jews except a few - but are they happy?
It shows the utter contempt that this Tory government has for our region that they would send "would-be" killers to live among us without a second thought.