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1. in or through the midst of.
Weeds began to grow among the flowers.
2. as a part of; together with.
He was happy to be working among friends again.
3. into portions for each of more than two.
The remaining bread was divided among the ten people.
4. with all or most of.
The new comedy is popular among viewers.
5. in the group or class of.
These two things are among the items to consider in making our decision.
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definition: as a result; therefore; accordingly.
example: She couldn’t sleep last night and consequently was tired all day today.
example: The soldiers were not prepared for another attack; consequently, they were unable to adequately defend themselves.
definition 1: therefore; for this reason; thus.
example: I don’t agree with the proposition, and hence I cannot vote for it.
definition 2: from this moment; from now.
example: Two years hence, the new building should be completed.
definition: to consider more desirable than something else.
example: She prefers dark chocolate to milk chocolate.
example: He prefers walking to taking the bus.
example: I prefer to live in a small town rather than in a large city.
example: They prefer us to come on the weekend rather than during the week.
example: I prefer his living at home to his living in an apartment he cannot afford.
example: We prefer that our son be seen by another doctor.
example: I prefer that she sit here next to me.
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to set or lay on top of or above something.
example: We superimposed a grid on the original map.
example: They have tried to superimpose a new culture on the old one.
Editor’s Note: When one thing is superimposed on another, usually both are still visible. Below right, the image of a skull has been superimposed on a portrait of Beethoven. Below left, text has been superimposed on an image. When “superimpose” is used in a more metaphorical or abstract sense, as in the example above of superimposing a new culture on an old one, there is often an implication of superficiality or artificiality; the old culture is, so to speak, still visible.