mid-13c., amonges, from among with adverbial genitive. Parasitic -t first attested 16c. (see amidst). It is well established in the south of England, but not much heard in the north. By similar evolutions, alongst also existed in Middle English.
1. He decided no assassin would chance a shot from amongst that crowd.
2. An e-mail is already circulating amongst news staff calling for voluntary redundancies.
3. There had been a strike amongst British Airways ground staff.
4. The mare neighed once more, turned and disappeared amongst the trees.