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Amidst A*midst", Amid A*mid", prep. [OE. amidde, amiddes, on midden, AS. on middan, in the middle, fr. midde the middle. The s is an adverbial ending, originally marking the genitive; the t is a later addition, as in whilst, amongst, alongst. See Mid.] In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among. ``This fair tree amidst the garden.' ``Unseen amid the throng.' ``Amidst thick clouds.' --Milton. ``Amidst acclamations.' ``Amidst the splendor and festivity of a court.' --Macaulay. But rather famish them amid their plenty. --Shak. Syn: Amidst, Among. Usage: These words differ to some extent from each other, as will be seen from their etymology. Amidst denotes in the midst or middle of, and hence surrounded by; as, this work was written amidst many interruptions. Among denotes a mingling or intermixing with distinct or separable objects; as, ``He fell among thieves.' ``Blessed art thou among women.' Hence, we say, among the moderns, among the ancients, among the thickest of trees, among these considerations, among the reasons I have to offer. Amid and amidst are commonly used when the idea of separate or distinguishable objects is not prominent. Hence, we say, they kept on amidst the storm, amidst the gloom, he was sinking amidst the waves, he persevered amidst many difficulties; in none of which cases could among be used. In like manner, Milton speaks of Abdiel, The seraph Abdiel, faithful found; Among the faithless faithful only he, because he was then considered as one of the angels. But when the poet adds, From amidst them forth he passed, we have rather the idea of the angels as a collective body. Those squalid cabins and uncleared woods amidst which he was born. --Macaulay.


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- architect amidst the ruins (russian: ?????????? ? ????????, other versions: ?????????? ???????? - 'the architect of the ruins', ???????????
- the northwest passage is a sea route through the arctic ocean , along the northern coast of north america via waterways amidst the
- is 'the unchanging reality amidst and beyond the world',puligandla , 1997 , p 222 which 'cannot be exactly defined'. sinari , 2000 , p 384
- tears of the sun is a 2003 american war film depicting a u.s. navy seal team rescue mission amidst the civil war in nigeria .
- the 1996 brazilian grand prix was a formula one race held on march 31, 1996 at interlagos , amidst heavy rain. six different teams scored
- is a spanish river which has its source in the montes universales , amidst the mountain ranges of the northwesternmost end of the sistema
- nugan hand bank was an australia n merchant bank that collapsed in 1980 in sensational circumstances amidst rumours of involvement by the
- patching is a small village and civil parish that lies amidst the fields and woods of the southern slopes of the south downs in the arun
- better known as mrbrown, is a singaporean blogger best known for his social and political commentary amidst singapore's tight media
- the 1978 english cricket season was played amidst growing concerns about the impact of world series cricket. on the domestic front, kent


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