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English definition of “amid”


preposition     /əˈmɪd/ (also amidst,   /əˈmɪdst/   ) formal
C1 in the middle of or surrounded by: On the floor , amid mounds of books , were two small envelopes . The new perfume was launched amidst a fanfare of publicity . → Synonym amongBetween
(Definition of amid preposition from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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