amidst “all of this pinning and mapping,” Ben confesses to dread and hopelessness.
Recruiting agents from amidst our rivals is the “the Alpha and Beta of espionage,” says Weiner.
Serdykuov was quietly “amnestied” last week, amidst the global fixation on events in Ukraine.
amidst the fighting, Gaddafi urged Libyans to “destroy” the rebels in a statement broadcast on Arab radio stations.
amidst all of this build-up around the royal wedding, a note of hypocrisy was struck in recent days.
He had been courteous also to Lopez, and Emily, amidst the pleasure of his welcome, had forgotten some of her troubles.
amidst all this, how great were the changes in the corner-house!
Beneath the mature wisdom of the Pope, amidst the ashes of old age, there sleeps the same fire.
Such was Omai, a dark-minded savage, amidst civilisation and enlightenment.
The misguided but injured Queen Caroline landed in England in 1820, amidst the shoutings of the populace.
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]