live among (someone)

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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.
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And now, there is scientific evidence that respect can potentially save lives among the elderly and keep them both physically and mentally healthy.
The proclamation notes how lung diseases, especially pneumonia and tuberculosis, cause massive loss of lives among Filipinos.
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This group lives among us responsibly and with respect.
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The main character is Cecile, a remarkable young woman who has been with her father in the wilderness as he lives among Indians, trading and trapping.
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Now comes a study that gives the Renaissance sequel, and in the process shows us porphyry not as an object of antiquarian curiosity but as a gloriously evocative material that lives among us today: sleek, rich, trumpeting man's interest in bending the raw material of nature to his own uses.