Which preposition to use with surroundings

of Occurrences 120%

The rugged and sublime, with the placid and beautiful, in natural scenery, are magnificently mingled in the surroundings of this little sheet of water.

in Occurrences 31%

"These rude men are but testifying to the great truth, that man is the creature, in a greater or less degree, of circumstances; that he is great or small, polished or rude, wise or simple, according to the accident of his birth, or the surroundings in the midst of which his journey of life lays.

with Occurrences 12%

So utterly alone and lonely among such uncongenial surroundings with people uncouth and totally foreign to his tastes.

for Occurrences 7%

It is quoted here, because, for her conception of right surroundings for young children, the speaker has gone to the very source from which Froebel took his ideasshe has gone to what Froebel indeed called "the only true source, life itself," and she writes from the point of view of the biologist.

to Occurrences 7%

It is obvious that to allow Serbia these two outlets, while leaving their surroundings to another State, would create immediate and intolerable friction; whereas to assign the southern half of Dalmatia to Bosnia, but to leave the northern half in other hands, would be keenly resented by the Dalmatians themselves, as an outrage alike upon their national and their local traditions.

at Occurrences 6%

There seemed at first glance only the elements of joyousness and gayety in the surroundings at the Pitkin farm.

as Occurrences 6%

But although these lingering pioneers are perhaps more exhausted than the mines, and about as dead as the dead rivers, they are yet a rare and interesting set of men, with much gold mixed with the rough, rocky gravel of their characters; and they manifest a breeding and intelligence little looked for in such surroundings as theirs.

like Occurrences 5%

Only, of course, your work must have suffered from surroundings like that.

from Occurrences 5%

Family discords that make life a weariness; pecuniary difficulties that make life a succession of anxieties; distaste for particular circumstances and surroundings from which there seems no escape; inherent restlessness and vagabond tendencies, and so on.

without Occurrences 4%

Was it that I wanted to be quiet, and to enjoy my present surroundings without interruption?

into Occurrences 4%

There is, happily, now a movement on foot to abolish these adornments and turn the battle-field and its surroundings into a park, which by nature and association would be one of the most beautiful in our world.

on Occurrences 3%

A few touches of bright colour, a picture or two, a book or two, some flowers, with furniture of the simplestamid these surroundings on the outskirts of the ruined village, with one of its capable, kindly faced women to run the ménage, Miss Polk lives and works, realising bit by bit the plans of the new Vitrimont, which have been drawn for her by the architect of the department, and following loyally old Lorraine traditions.

amidst Occurrences 3%

The proceedings of that fine old institution, the coroner's court, are apt to have their dignity impaired by the somewhat unjudicial surroundings amidst which they are conducted.

during Occurrences 2%

To any but an old nurse, or an old patient, the degree would be quite inconceivable to which the nerves of the sick suffer from seeing the same walls, the same ceiling, the same surroundings during a long confinement to one or two rooms.

than Occurrences 2%

Certainly it is nearly the centre of the district and is within convenient distance of some of the most beautiful woodlands, but nothing could be a greater contrast to the surroundings than this new-looking brick excrescence.

under Occurrences 2%

He was not so magnificently defiant as before, but he scowled at his unaccustomed surroundings under his dark brows.

amid Occurrences 2%

Clearly the first title would naturally indicate the main subject of the plot, and the vague addition suggest, the surroundings amid which the action is laid.

among Occurrences 1%

There are, however, many interesting relics of Nelson in the village church, and it is interesting to see the surroundings among which Nelson's childhood was passed.

by Occurrences 1%

The term is now used in reference to all trades in cases where the conditions imposed by masters tend to grind the rate of payment down to a bare living wage and to subject the workers to insanitary surroundings by overcrowding, &c., and to unduly long hours.

Which preposition to use with  surroundings