amid their screams of fury, one woman could be heard shouting into a phone, "People are sick of the soap opera!"
In response, amid the clamor, Chelsea mouthed, “I love you.”
amid worried NYPD, paramedics, nurses, and doctors, he glowed.
(1) Do we know who the “good guys” are in Syria amid all the bad ones?
In Rhode Island, amid HIPAA concerns, Glass is being used in ERs with dermatologists.
But where was the populace, amid all this prodigious wealth?
On a rock, amid the roaring water, Lies Cassiopea's gentle daughter.
They come in on horseback, and amid enthusiastic greetings from the crowd ride into the arena.
"Stand to it, Aylward," cried the archers, amid a fresh burst of laughter.
We quickly descended the mountain, and continued our journey in a real garden, amid flowering trees and verdant rice fields.
late 14c., from amidde (c.1200), from Old English on middan "in the middle," from dative singular of midde "mid, middle" (see middle); the phrase evidently was felt as "in (the) middle" and thus followed by a genitive case, and if this had endured we would follow it today with of. (See amidst for further evolution along this line).
The same applies to equivalents in Latin (in medio) and Greek (en meso), both originally adjective phrases which evolved to take the genitive case. But in later Old English on middan also was treated as a preposition and followed by dative. Used in compounds from early 13c. (e.g. amidships, attested from 1690s and retaining the genitive, as the compounds usually did in early Middle English, suggesting this one is considerably older than the written record of it.)