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
September 16, 2014
But how did Hard Choices do amidst this mass media onslaught?Hillary’s Book Sales Are Weak by Clinton Standards
June 18, 2014
Amidst the rampage, Iraqi officers and soldiers abandoned critical outposts in and around the Kurdish majority city of Kirkuk.‘Practically Speaking, Iraq Has Broken Apart’
June 16, 2014
Serdykuov was quietly “amnestied” last week, amidst the global fixation on events in Ukraine.Moscow’s Long, Corrupt Money Trail
March 22, 2014
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?
February 25, 2014
His very desolation, amidst the unfamiliar faces, awed and chilled him.Night and Morning, Complete
Amidst this confusion of tongues I take another survey of my visitant.Yankee Gypsies
John Greenleaf Whittier
Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
And yet, amidst all my hopes, there are hours when I tremble and despond!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
It was taken leisurely, amidst much pleasant, social converse.The Channings
Mrs. Henry Wood
Word Origin and History for amidst
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]