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  1. amid.
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Origin of amidst

1250–1300; Middle English amiddes; see amid, -s1; for -t see against, amongst, etc.
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Related Words for amidst

betwixt, amid, among, halfway, in, inserted, intervening, mid, midway, within, amidst, medially, between, during, over, throughout, amongst, along, alongside

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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]
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