amidst


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a·midst

 (ə-mĭdst′)
prep.
Variant of amid.

[Middle English amiddes : amidde; see amid + -es, adverbial suffix; see -s3.]

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]
Translations
وَسْط، بَيْن
á meîal, innan um
starpvidū

amidst

[əˈmɪdst] PREP (frm) → en medio de, entre

amidst

[əˈmɪdst] prep = amidamino acid [əˈmiːnəʊ] nacide m aminé

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.
References in classic literature ?
About this time I returned to Kentucke with my family; and here, to avoid an enquiry into my conduct, the reader being before informed of my bringing my family to Kentucke, I am under the necessity of informing him that, during my captivity with the Indians, my wife, who despaired of ever seeing me again, expecting the Indians had put a period to my life, oppressed with the distresses of the country, and bereaved of me, her only happiness, had, before I returned, transported my family and goods, on horses, through the wilderness, amidst a multitude of dangers, to her father's house, in North-Carolina.
that it has left no anguish in my bosom, from that day to this, amidst all the prosperity with which Heaven has blessed me?
It was the place whence proclamations were wont to be made, amidst an assemblage of the magistracy, with all the ceremonial that attended such public observances in those days.
What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night
And though now nailed amidst all the rustiness of iron bolts and the verdigris of copper spikes, yet, untouchable and immaculate to any foulness, it still preserved its Quito glow.
She was bewildered amidst the confusion of all that had rushed on her within the last few hours.
Willoughby opened the piano-forte, and asked Marianne to sit down to it; and thus amidst the various endeavours of different people to quit the topic, it fell to the ground.
To-night I was to be Miss Miller's bed-fellow; she helped me to undress: when laid down I glanced at the long rows of beds, each of which was quickly filled with two occupants; in ten minutes the single light was extinguished, and amidst silence and complete darkness I fell asleep.
They had already got the length of opening the hearse to take the coffin out, when some brighter genius proposed instead, its being escorted to its destination amidst general rejoicing.
I recall him bending his aching head, supported on his bony hand, over the book on his desk, and wretchedly endeavouring to get on with his tiresome work, amidst an uproar that might have made the Speaker of the House of Commons giddy.
It was at this point in their history that Silas's cataleptic fit occurred during the prayer-meeting; and amidst the various queries and expressions of interest addressed to him by his fellow-members, William's suggestion alone jarred with the general sympathy towards a brother thus singled out for special dealings.
It is good for us to see happy people, good for the symbols of happiness to be carried high amidst us on occasion; for if they serve no other purpose, they inspire in us the hope that we too may some day be happy, or remind our discontented hearts that we have been.