Amid

[ɐmˈɪd], [ɐmˈɪd], [ɐ_m_ˈɪ_d]

Definitions of Amid:

  1.   In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.
  2.   Among; in the midst of.
  3.   In the middle of; among. Also, Amidst.
  4.   In the midst or middle; among.
  5.   In the midst of; among. amidst.
  6.   See Amidst.

Antonyms for Amid:

outside, From, beyond, out of, Without.


Quotes for Amid:

  1. I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence. – Robert Burns
  2. The rational mind of man is a shallow thing, a shore upon a continent of the irrational, wherein thin colonies of reason have settled amid a savage world. – Wilford O. Cross
  3. If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good. – Bob Greene
  4. Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe. – Germaine Greer
  5. Only let the North exert as much moral influence over the South, as the South has exerted demoralizing influence over the North, and slavery would die amid the flame of Christian remonstrance, and faithful rebuke, and holy indignation. – Angelina Grimke
  6. Amid the pressure of great events, a general principle gives no help. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  7. Strength is born in the deep silence of long -suffering hearts; not amid joy. – Arthur Helps
  8. I think what makes our marriage work amid all the glare is that my husband is my best friend. He inspires everything in my life and enables me to do the best that I can. I want to hang out with him more than anyone. – Faith Hill
  9. If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast responsibility, afraid to go forward lest you should go wrong, what wonder? – Robert Dale Owen
  10. Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes. – Sophocles
  11. A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all. – Tacitus
  12. Many who seem to be struggling with adversity are happy; many, amid great affluence, are utterly miserable. – Tacitus
  13. Do you know that charming part of our country which has been called the garden of France- that spot where, amid verdant plains watered by wide streams, one inhales the purest air of heaven? – Alfred de Vigny

Usage examples for Amid:

  1. But it appeared that it was not quite finished, for Miss Phipps rose to her feet and began to speak amid a general murmur of excitement. ” – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  2. But no such word Was ever spoke or heard; For up stood, for out stepped, for in struck amid all these - A Captain? ” – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning
  3. “ Teddy watched until the two were lost to view amid the throng, and then said to himself, with a sigh: " I'll bet the lawyer can't find a constable, an' that Long Jim gets clear somehow. ” – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  4. So different from those last three hours amid suffering and sorrow! ” – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  5. It was one thing to keep books amid the quiet and leisure of Crescent Ranch, and quite another to struggle with columns of figures in the riot of modern business surroundings. ” – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  6. Amid profound silence he leaned back on the pillows from which he had risen, his breath coming fast. ” – The Crisis, Volume 7 by Winston Churchill
  7. So spake he amid their shouting, and the Queen from the high- seat stept, And Gudrun stood with the strangers, and there were women who wept, But she wept no more than she smiled, nor spake, nor turned again To that place in the ancient dwelling where once lay Sigurd slain. ” – The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris
  8. “ To remain idle there, amid such surroundings, would wreck the girl's reason. ” – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  9. She seemed to be standing alone amid cruel and unfamiliar foes, but she was calm! ” – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  10. Amid this calm, I was suddenly alarmed by voices in anger, and approaching. ” – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  11. When he entered the lodge he found it all dirty and covered with ashes: on one side was his eldest brother, with his face blackened, and sitting amid ashes, crying aloud. ” – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  12. We crossed our little market town of Charly amid dead silence. ” – My Home In The Field of Honor by Frances Wilson Huard
  13. He heard the merry voices of young people, and amid the voices the ringing laughter of a young girl, clear as a silver bell. ” – Santa Claus's Partner by Thomas Nelson Page
  14. She was not thinking of the tragic circumstances amid which she stood. ” – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. This he did, and went to Ueberlingen, where, in the beginning of the year 1530, amid much rejoicing, he found the object of his desires. ” – The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli by Johann Hottinger
  16. It is dear, impulsive old Peter who can't keep still, even amid such a scene. ” – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  17. “ " Not in the least," returned both her companions at once, and she was quite ready to agree with them when the slender form and fair young face met her in the hall amid a cloud of eager boys. ” – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  18. They all shook hands, and the little party of Germans walked back down the road amid the cheers of their opponents. ” – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  19. He stood pulling at his watch, and looking at her- at the straight white figure amid dazzling blue and green; at the line of the sweet face still turned away from him. ” – Old Kensington by Miss Thackeray
  20. But where, amid all this, Plato asks, is righteousness? ” – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde

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