Definition of amidst in English:

amidst

preposition

literary
  • variant of amid
    • ‘What really stood out for me was a minor drama amidst all the clowning about and grandstanding for the media.’
    • ‘There was quite a bit of tartan, along with the more traditionally sombre garb, and many smiles amidst the tears.’
    • ‘True, it's quite possibly the weakest song on the album, but its only sin is being merely good amidst greatness.’
    • ‘Everyone loves finding a letter from a friend or loved one amidst the stack of bills.’
    • ‘Eggs hidden inside the cab of a toy truck or amidst the set of wooden blocks will add to the excitement of the search.’
    • ‘Isn't it amazing how these people continue to keep their day jobs amidst this kind of mediocrity?’
    • ‘First of all what strikes a nature lover is that it is a green jungle island amidst an ocean of concrete jungle.’
    • ‘The paintings recapture the memory of a grand era amidst the debris of contemporary history.’
    • ‘We lie in dappled shade amidst cawing crows, wave sound, a sprinkler playing on the short grass.’
    • ‘Guess who appeared on the stage amidst colourful smoke in a cinematic fashion!’
    • ‘There's a strong whiff of testosterone amidst the anti-bacterial spray and truffle odour.’
    • ‘Soaking in the sun amidst the abundant culture around, I sat back on a bench, smugly pleased with myself.’
    • ‘It was an experience to stand amidst a countless variety of brilliantly hued wild flowers.’
    • ‘The critical things seem to be getting lost amidst proposals to do everything.’
    • ‘The discussion then tends to wither and die off amidst all the the confusion.’
    • ‘Rome is the opposite; it's the workers who feel guilty amidst so many ostentatious tourists.’
    • ‘These seem to have been sidelined amidst all the hoopla surrounding the rights issue.’
    • ‘The place was a mess of brambles and graffiti, but amidst the wreckage I found a fine piece of Victorian statuary.’
    • ‘It projects the densely built cityscape amidst a set of evocative photographs of the city.’
    • ‘I spotted her amidst a sea of umbrellas and waved goodbye even as she smiled and pointed one finger to the sky.’

Pronunciation:

amidst

/əˈmɪdst/