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View synonyms for amid

amid

1

[ uh-mid ]

preposition

  1. in the middle of; surrounded by; among:

    to stand weeping amid the ruins.

  2. during; in or throughout the course of.


amid-

2
  1. variant of amido- before a vowel:

    amidase.

amid

/ əˈmɪd /

preposition

  1. in the middle of; among


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Word History and Origins

Origin of amid1

before 1000; Middle English amidde, Old English amiddan, for on middan “in (the) middle.” See a- 1, mid 1

Origin of amid2

First recorded in 1870–75

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Word History and Origins

Origin of amid1

Old English on middan in the middle; see mid 1

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Example Sentences

Even those Christians who do want to minister amid the rancor of race and policing are missing the mark.

Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione asked residents to remain calm, amid fears of unrest.

His deficiencies and self-doubts, amid his epochal mission of liberation, are precisely what make him interesting.

It may be that some hagiographer yet to come will find the stained sheets of fact and memory amid his papers.

A white police officer standing amid the crowd inside the barricade got his laughs a moment later.

The night passed amid various excursions on the part of Aristide and alarms on the part of Jean.

In the aperture of the window, amid piles of paper, stood a rickety old table, covered with dust.

His steps led him now not to the beach, but to the Cemetery of Rocklington, amid the potato-fields.

Dressed in full uniform, amid cries of "Long live our King Joachim," the unfortunate man landed with twenty-six followers.

There, amid the deep silence of the listening centuries, he would find peace; forgetting himself a moment, he might find—strength.

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