put among

put (someone or something) among (someone or something)

To place someone or something in the middle of a group of people or things. My bosses put me among the rich and famous celebrities to cover a story, but I just felt like a total yokel standing next to them in my $30 suit. I always put new releases among the sale items to encourage shoppers to splash out for the more expensive stuff.
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put someone or something among someone or something

to place someone or something in the midst of people or things. The martial arts instructor put Fred among the strongest students to see what he would do. The shopkeeper put the green pears among the ripe ones and tried to sell them.
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References in classic literature ?
CECILY, WONDERINGLY:--"I don't see why that was put among the funny paragraphs.
Martin knew quite well that dressed in his best clothes and put among a crowd of strange business men he would be taken for one of their own--so easy was his bearing, so naturally correct his speech.
Put among them some one more vital, who cared for life or for beauty, and what an agony, what a waste would they inflict on him if he tried to share with them and not to scourge!
Chennaiyin FC are equally determined to stay put among the top teams and know that victory could take them to the top of the table.
A club for the lawyers has been put among the priorities.
McEnroe stressed in an interview with a US radio station he considered Williams the greatest female player of all time, but said that if put among the men, the 23-time grand slam singles champion would be an also-ran.
They have their priorities right and are moving forward in the right direction hence in the next ten years or so one will witness a lot of more developments which will tremendously improve the status of Saudi Arabia as regards their research out put among the Muslim countries.
Kyrgyzstan has been put among 10 worst world's economies, reports Forbes.
MANY a spanner was put among the pigeons and a few cats went in the works for good measure when 33-1 chance Libertarian was the winner on merit of yesterday's Dante Stakes just before the May monsoons deluged the Knavesmire.
Besides the seven-members another four has been put among the standbys.
Those, which are put among the top list of foreign universities, are not at the outstanding ranks however.
Those that have to be mixed should be kept in these groups for at least two weeks before being sent away and bulls that have to be removed from a group should then be put among smaller, young animals to prevented bullying.
By being put among the top 20, these companies should serve as leaders to other entrepreneurs from the broader region toward successful expansion in international markets.
Town's persistence paid off when the Black Cats were well and truly put among the Bluebirds in the 18th minute.
Jackson has immediately been put among the all-time entertainment greats.