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a·mid

 (ə-mĭd′) also a·midst (ə-mĭdst′)
prep.
Surrounded by; in the middle of.

[Middle English : a-, in; see a-2 + mid, middle (from Old English midde, middle; see medhyo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

amid

(əˈmɪd) or

amidst

prep
in the middle of; among
[Old English on middan in the middle; see mid1]

a•mid

(əˈmɪd)

also amidst



prep.
1. in the middle of; surrounded by; among.
2. in or throughout the course of; during.
[before 1000; Middle English amidde, Old English amiddan, for on middan in (the) middle. See a-1, mid1]
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amid

amidst
preposition
1. during, among, at a time of, in an atmosphere of He cancelled a foreign trip amid growing concerns of a domestic crisis.
2. in the middle of, among, surrounded by, amongst, in the midst of, in the thick of a tiny bungalow amid clusters of trees
Translations
meziuprostředv
blandtmidt i
á meîal, innan um
tarp
starpvidū
medziuprostred
arasındaortasında

amid

[əˈmɪd] PREPen medio de, entre

amid

[əˈmɪd] prep
(= during) [+ noise, shouting] → au milieu de, parmi
BUT La Grande-Bretagne et les Etats-Unis étaient en alerte maximale hier soir dans un climat de peur d'une attaque terroriste de représailles.
(= surrounded by) [+ trees, fields, rocks, rubble] → au milieu de

amid(st)

prepinmitten (+gen)

amid

[əˈmɪd] amidst [əˈmɪdst] prep (frm, liter) → in mezzo a, fra, tra

amid,

amidst

(əˈmid(st)) preposition
in the middle of; among. Amid all the confusion, the real point of the meeting was lost; amidst the shadows.
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It's a useful thing to have in the house in case of fire or thieves," observed Laurie, as a watchman's rattle appeared, amid the laughter of the girls.
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This, as well as the loss of a deckhand overboard, was the effect of the hurricane, and though the end of the trip came amid sunshine and sweet-scented tropical breezes, many could not forget the dangers through which they had passed.
All the mystery and witchery of the night seemed to have gathered there amid the perfumes and the dusky and tortuous outlines of flowers and foliage.
His eye, alone, which glistened like a fiery star amid lowering clouds, was to be seen in its state of native wildness.
With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
There he used to sit, gazing with a somewhat dim serenity of aspect at the figures that came and went, amid the rustle of papers, the administering of oaths, the discussion of business, and the casual talk of the office; all which sounds and circumstances seemed but indistinctly to impress his senses, and hardly to make their way into his inner sphere of contemplation.
This opportunity came before tea: I secured five minutes with her in the housekeeper's room, where, in the twilight, amid a smell of lately baked bread, but with the place all swept and garnished, I found her sitting in pained placidity before the fire.
Like one who after a night of drunken revelry hies to his bed, still reeling, but with conscience yet pricking him, as the plungings of the Roman race-horse but so much the more strike his steel tags into him; as one who in that miserable plight still turns and turns in giddy anguish, praying God for annihilation until the fit be passed; and at last amid the whirl of woe he feels, a deep stupor steals over him, as over the man who bleeds to death, for conscience is the wound, and there's naught to staunch it; so, after sore wrestlings in his berth, Jonah's prodigy of ponderous misery drags him drowning down to sleep.
that head upon which the upper sun now gleams, has moved amid this world's foundations.
It suffers teetotal picnic-parties to encamp amid its savage hollows, and it humbly allows itself to be painted by the worst artists.
Strive to lay bare the truth, as well amid the promises and presents of the rich man, as amid the sobs and entreaties of the poor.