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.
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]