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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   In \In\, prep. [AS. in; akin to D. & G. in, Icel. [c6], Sw. &
      Dan. i, OIr. & L. in, Gr. 'en. [root]197. Cf. 1st {In-},
      {Inn}.]
      The specific signification of in is situation or place with
      respect to surrounding, environment, encompassment, etc. It
      is used with verbs signifying being, resting, or moving
      within limits, or within circumstances or conditions of any
      kind conceived of as limiting, confining, or investing,
      either wholly or in part. In its different applications, it
      approaches some of the meanings of, and sometimes is
      interchangeable with, within, into, on, at, of, and among. It
      is used:
  
      1. With reference to space or place; as, he lives in Boston;
            he traveled in Italy; castles in the air.
  
                     The babe lying in a manger.               --Luke ii. 16.
  
                     Thy sun sets weeping in the lowly west. --Shak.
  
                     Situated in the forty-first degree of latitude.
                                                                              --Gibbon.
  
                     Matter for censure in every page.      --Macaulay.
  
      2. With reference to circumstances or conditions; as, he is
            in difficulties; she stood in a blaze of light.
            [bd]Fettered in amorous chains.[b8] --Shak.
  
                     Wrapt in sweet sounds, as in bright veils.
                                                                              --Shelley.
  
      3. With reference to a whole which includes or comprises the
            part spoken of; as, the first in his family; the first
            regiment in the army.
  
                     Nine in ten of those who enter the ministry.
                                                                              --Swift.
  
      4. With reference to physical surrounding, personal states,
            etc., abstractly denoted; as, I am in doubt; the room is
            in darkness; to live in fear.
  
                     When shall we three meet again, In thunder,
                     lightning, or in rain?                        --Shak.
  
      5. With reference to character, reach, scope, or influence
            considered as establishing a limitation; as, to be in
            one's favor. [bd]In sight of God's high throne.[b8]
            --Milton.
  
                     Sounds inharmonious in themselves, and harsh.
                                                                              --Cowper.
  
      6. With reference to movement or tendency toward a certain
            limit or environment; -- sometimes equivalent to into; as,
            to put seed in the ground; to fall in love; to end in
            death; to put our trust in God.
  
                     He would not plunge his brother in despair.
                                                                              --Addison.
  
                     She had no jewels to deposit in their caskets.
                                                                              --Fielding.
  
      7. With reference to a limit of time; as, in an hour; it
            happened in the last century; in all my life.
  
      {In as much as}, [or] {Inasmuch as}, in the degree that; in
            like manner as; in consideration that; because that;
            since. See {Synonym} of {Because}, and cf. {For as much
            as}, under {For}, prep.
  
      {In that}, because; for the reason that. [bd]Some things they
            do in that they are men . . .; some things in that they
            are men misled and blinded with error.[b8] --Hooker.
  
      {In the name of}, in behalf of; on the part of; by authority;
            as, it was done in the name of the people; -- often used
            in invocation, swearing, praying, and the like.
  
      {To be in for it}.
            (a) To be in favor of a thing; to be committed to a
                  course.
            (b) To be unable to escape from a danger, penalty, etc.
                  [Colloq.]
  
      {To be} ([or] {keep}) {in with}.
            (a) To be close or near; as, to keep a ship in with the
                  land.
            (b) To be on terms of friendship, familiarity, or intimacy
                  with; to secure and retain the favor of. [Colloq.]
  
      Syn: Into; within; on; at. See {At}.
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