live among (someone)

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.
See also: among, live
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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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