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Word Example of - amidst

    Example Sentences for amidst

    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.

    Amidst the vegetation of the ditch there are long reeds with leaves that cut you.

    But amidst her tears she bethought herself of her needle and thread.

    Now and then, amidst their fiercest fighting, this becomes plain.

    There he stood, amidst the crashing elements: he had not received the permission to desert his station and escape.

    The other adopted the advice, and, amidst the sympathy of the bystanders, they got the statue into the cab.

Word Origin & History of - amidst

    Word Origin & History

    amidst amid (q.v.) with adv. gen. -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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