Origin of amidst
Examples from the Web for amidst
Amidst all the pandemonium, the show just carried on to the consternation of some guests.Builder Crashes Through Roof Of London Fashion Week Show|Tom Sykes|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But how did Hard Choices do amidst this mass media onslaught?Hillary’s Book Sales Are Weak by Clinton Standards|Jason Pinter|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amidst the rampage, Iraqi officers and soldiers abandoned critical outposts in and around the Kurdish majority city of Kirkuk.
Serdykuov was quietly “amnestied” last week, amidst the global fixation on events in Ukraine.
As it is, amidst mixed reviews and controversy, prices for the Bangerz tour on the secondary market continue to drop.Time for Warning Labels on Miley Cyrus’s Licking and Twerking Concerts?|Jesse Lawrence|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was what a workman would be to-day who, amidst great factories,22 worked alone.The Law of Civilization and Decay|Brooks Adams
The other wounded were torn to pieces in sight of the column, amidst the ferocious cries of the Kabyles.
Quickly the dance is done—and amidst the applause of all the court, and with flushed face, she passes before the king and bows.A Layman's Life of Jesus|Samuel H. M. Byers
Amid swinging censers and perfumed lamps, amidst velvet and glory, we long for rain and frost.Transcendentalism in New England|Octavius Brooks Frothingham
And amidst the yo—yoing of the whole four, the chaise stopped.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 1(of 2)|Charles Dickens
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]