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  1. amidstpreposition

    In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.

  2. Etymology: Middle English amidde, amiddes, on midden, from Old English on middan ‘in the middle’, from midd ‘central’. The -s is an adverbial ending, originally marking the genitive; the t is a later addition, as in whilst, amongst, alongst. See mid.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Amid, Amidstprep.

    Etymology: from a and mid, or midst.

    Of the fruit
    Of each tree in the garden we may eat;
    But of the fruit of this fair tree, amidst
    The garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat. Paradise Lost.

    The two ports, the bagnio, and Donatelli’s statue of the great duke, amidst the four slaves, chained to his pedestal, are very noble sights. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    Amid my flock with woe my voice I tear,
    And, but bewitch’d, who to his flock would moan? Philip Sidney.

    So hills amid the air encounter’d hills,
    Hurl’d to and fro, with jaculation dire. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    What have I done, to name that wealthy swain,
    The boar amidst my crystal streams I bring;
    And southern winds to blast my flow’ry spring. John Dryden, Virg.

    Amata’s breast the fury thus invades,
    And fires with rage amid the sylvan shades. John Dryden, Æneid.

    What tho’ no real voice nor sound
    Amid their radiant orbs be found?
    In reason’s ear they all rejoice,
    And utter forth a glorious voice,
    For ever singing, as they shine,
    ``The hand that made us is divine.’’ Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 465.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amidst

    alt. of Amid

Anagrams for amidst »

  1. admits

  2. datism

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amidst in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amidst in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of amidst in a Sentence

  1. Lorraine Loots:

    Selective attention to detail, at times, my studio is so chaotic that I need to clear a small space on my desk amidst the pile of papers, paints, plants and figurines just to be able to work, but I'd spend an hour erasing and rewriting a letter that's a fraction of a millimeter too low/high/big/small.

  2. Mickey Mehta:

    There is a dark side to all in this universe. Even this earth is dark for twelve hours in cycles. Darkness is simply absence of light, learn to be comfortable in it too. Life's wisdom grows when you experience to live in contrast and grow amidst contradictions. Let not any darkness leave you paralysed, expand your awareness switch on your inner light and be illuminised, get MickeyMized.

  3. Lord Byron:

    How sweet and soothing is this hour of calm I thank thee, night for thou has chased away these horrid bodements which, amidst the throng, I could not dissipate and with the blessing of thy benign and quiet influence now will I to my couch, although to rest is almost wronging such a night as this.

  4. J. W. Alexander:

    There are pauses amidst study, and even pauses of seeming idleness, in which a process goes on which may be likened to the digestion of food. In those seasons of repose, the powers are gathering their strength for new efforts; as land which lies fallow recovers itself for tillage.

  5. Stefan Worrall:

    Japan is amidst a perfect positive storm, the oil price decline is stimulatory to world demand for Japanese exports, and offsets the impact of the weak yen on domestic energy costs.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. jocularity
    • B. congius
    • C. ventricle
    • D. chin-wag

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