Essential Meaning of amid
: in or into the middle of (something) It was hard to hear amid all the cheering. The investigation comes amid growing concerns. See More ExamplesAmid such changes, one thing stayed the same. Amidst [=during] all the fighting there still remained a steady hope for peace. He managed to escape amid the confusion. There was a single dark bird amid a flock of white pigeons.
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