Definitions of Amidst

  1. Alt. of Amid

Usage examples for Amidst

  1. The captain, having delivered his address, left the saloon again amidst a little buzz of voices. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. On the 19th of November the latter town was occupied by the French army in the name of the Emperor, amidst the utmost order and tranquillity. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  3. Such an act, amidst such a people, is sure of its reward. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  4. During the whole climb up the hill he still saw her before him, radiant, amidst a purple glory. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  5. She recalled distinctly, amidst the turmoil, how she had always kept in mind that a girl who had once let a man, like that dreadful little wretch, whose name she could not take into her consciousness, suppose that she could care for him, could not let a man like Ludlow care for her. – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  6. What was she doing here- amidst all this glaring sham- before all these people? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  7. We can never be amidst ideal conditions in this world. – Heart Talks by Charles Wesley Naylor
  8. The older man brightened up considerably amidst the bustle of the streets. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  9. They were a family of the Kellys,- these poor doomed creatures,- but amidst those who whispered together, amidst those who were forced to come into the whispering, there were many of the same family; or, at any rate, of the same name. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  10. Amidst a dead silence the chief went on with his critical inspection of the handwriting. – The Rayner-Slade Amalgamation by J. S. Fletcher
  11. And so he wandered restlessly here and there amidst the trees, longing to go in one direction, but fighting hard against the desire; as he told himself with a bitter smile that some of the old poison of the water- snake must still be in his blood, and be the cause of all this restlessness and pain. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  12. Certainly not in the prisoner's favor; but, to use the expression of some amidst the audience, dead against him. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  13. An extensive grassy flat extended to the westward of the lake, bounded by box- trees, and the channel of the creek still held its course to the N. E. I could not therefore but suppose, that this was a junction from that point, and therefore determined on passing to the opposite side, in anticipation that I should again come on our old friend amidst the trees. – Expedition into Central Australia by Charles Sturt
  14. A few members proposed that they should leave the place in a body, and go to Paris to seek protection amidst the people. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  15. But he went amidst no congregation of Liberals, and asked for no support. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  16. The procession moved along to the Town Hall amidst general cheering. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  17. Stas well knew that they would not until the end of the journey find another island like this amidst the jungle sea. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  18. The convives took their seats amidst ominous silence. – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  19. Thus it happened, that, amidst all her trials, Winifred felt the loss of her father's favourite chair as a crowning misery, trivial as was that loss, when hope itself was lost. –  by