Recruiting agents from amidst our rivals is the “the Alpha and Beta of espionage,” says Weiner.
amidst the fighting, Gaddafi urged Libyans to “destroy” the rebels in a statement broadcast on Arab radio stations.
Serdykuov was quietly “amnestied” last week, amidst the global fixation on events in Ukraine.
But amidst the poetry of Obama's tribute to Mandela there was a bars or two.
amidst “all of this pinning and mapping,” Ben confesses to dread and hopelessness.
He had been courteous also to Lopez, and Emily, amidst the pleasure of his welcome, had forgotten some of her troubles.
Be a philosopher; but, amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
Beneath the mature wisdom of the Pope, amidst the ashes of old age, there sleeps the same fire.
It was taken leisurely, amidst much pleasant, social converse.
The misguided but injured Queen Caroline landed in England in 1820, amidst the shoutings of the populace.
a variant of amid (q.v.) with adverbial genitive -s and parasitic -t. Amidde became amyddes (13c.) and acquired a -t by 1560s, probably by association with superlatives in -st.
There is a tendency to use amidst more distributively than amid, e.g. of things scattered about, or a thing moving, in the midst of others. [OED]