- amidst (prep.)
- a variant of amid (q.v.) with adverbial genitive -s and parasitic -t. Amidde became amyddes (13c.) and acquired a -t by 1560s, probably by association with superlatives in -st.
There is a tendency to use amidst more distributively than amid, e.g. of things scattered about, or a thing moving, in the midst of others. [OED]
- 1. Whatever troubles arise, we'll have peace of mind amidst seeming chaos.
- 2. Amidst the current bunch of nonentities, he is a towering figure.
- 3. The bridge was completed in 1811 amidst much rejoicing.
- 4. He did his best to retrieve the situation, amidst some laughter.
- 5. The hooligans broke up amidst loud shouts and screams.
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