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preposition amid pronunciation in British English /əˈmɪd/
  1. 1
    if something happens amid particular feelings or events, it happens while people have these feelings or while these events are happening

    Banks and shops closed yesterday amid growing fears of violence.

    The minister resigned amid accusations of bribery and corruption.

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  2. 2
    if something happens amid noise, shouting, laughter etc, it happens while there is a lot of noise etc all around

    Norman stepped on to the stage amid tumultuous applause.

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