Definition of amid
- amid the crowd
- amid the fighting
- resigned amid rumors of misconduct
It was hard to hear amid all the cheering.
The investigation comes amid growing concerns.
Amid such changes, one thing stayed the same.
He managed to escape amid the confusion.
There was a single dark bird amid a flock of white pigeons.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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