amidst
Pronunciation
  • (America, RP) IPA: /aˈmɪdst/, /əˈmɪtst/
Preposition
  1. In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 4.
      Be a philosopher ; but amidst all your philosophy, be still a man.
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan of the Apes, Chapter 5
      Not so, however, with Tarzan, the man-child. His life amidst the dangers of the jungle had taught him to meet emergencies with self-confidence, and his higher intelligence resulted in a quickness of mental action far beyond the powers of the apes.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: inmitten
  • Italian: in mezzo
  • Portuguese: entre, no meio de, em meio a
  • Spanish: en medio



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