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Definition of "amid" []

  • Surrounded by; in the middle of. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amid" in a sentence
  • "Juergen Stark is resigning before the end of his term amid talk that he is unhappy with the way the eurozone is handling its banking crisis."
  • "One of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives says he will not run for another term amid claims he called a gay sex phone line."
  • "He moved to Sunderland in summer 2008 but left Wearside six months later without a single goal to his name amid rumours of a dressing room bust up with team-mate Anton Ferdinand."