number among

number among

1. To rank or be included alongside other like people or things within some limited group, list, or category. Her discovery numbers among the most important contributions in all of modern medical science. During the prime of his career, Jones numbered among the best boxers in the world.
2. To include or rank someone or something alongside other like people or things within some limited group, list, or category. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "number" and "among." I can honestly say that I would number this book among my favorites of all time. He numbers General McCarthy among the finest military leaders the country has ever seen.
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number someone or something among something

to include someone or something in a group of something. I number her among my best friends. I number this product among the most popular developed during the past year.
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References in classic literature ?
He felt certain he had passed; but next day, when he went up to the examination buildings to see the result posted on the door, he was astounded not to find his number among those who had satisfied the examiners.
Leo Hunter--is proud to number among her acquaintance all those who have rendered themselves celebrated by their works and talents.
We could even easily believe that for a goodly number among them la Esmeralda was only a pretext, if thieves needed pretexts.
"I happen to number among my friends the loveliest woman in the world.
There are 280 bilateral activities lined up between the Philippines and US for 2019, the biggest number among allies and partners within the jurisdiction of the US Indo-Pacific Command.
Joyce Nzau presented an OB number among other critical documents in court to support her claims.
A good number among these teachers are those who have completed their 10 to 15 years service on deputation in FDE and they fulfill all the requirements of wedlock policy introduced in 2013.
He had said that there is an acute shortage of forests in Pakistan as the country is at the eighth number among the countries with forest covers in the world.He expressed regret over the elimination of forests in Changa Manga, Mian Chunnu and Kundian by land grabbers and vowed to reclaim these lands and convert them into forests.
He said that there is an acute shortage of forests in Pakistan as the country is at the 8th number among the countries with forest covers in the world.
Deceased was a student of Grade VI and was on second number among five siblings.
According to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), the number of Hindu voters before 2013 polls was 1.40 million now it has reached to 1.77 million, the highest number among the minorities registered voters'.
Since the beginning of this year, with the assistance of the employment service bodies, more than 15 thousand inhabitants of the region have found work (70% of the number of applicants) - the maximum number among the regions of the Siberian Federal District.
The UAE riased $2.2 billion of capital compared to $3.5 billion in the region last year, the highest number among the MENA countries.
The people from the Kokan region of the Indian State of Maharashtra, constitute a sizable number among the Indian expats in the Gulf region.
A QUARTER of people who remortgaged last month expect the base rate to rise in the next year - double the number among those who remortgaged in September.