Usage examples for Amid

  1. 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
  2. To remain idle there, amid such surroundings, would wreck the girl's reason. – Love Under Fire by Randall Parrish
  3. 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
  4. She was not thinking of the tragic circumstances amid which she stood. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. It is dear, impulsive old Peter who can't keep still, even amid such a scene. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  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. But where, amid all this, Plato asks, is righteousness? – The Five Great Philosophies of Life by William de Witt Hyde
  15. 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
  16. So different from those last three hours amid suffering and sorrow! – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  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