amid - amidst

English Notes: 

amid beautiful scenery
amidst impressive scenery
amid the people
amidst strangers

English Description: 

amidst (prep.)
a variant of amid (q.v.) with adverbial genitive -s and unetymological -t. Amidde became amyddes (13c.) and acquired the -t from mid-15c., probably by association with superlatives in -st; the pattern also yielded amongst, against, betwixt, whilst, also archaic alongst (13c.-17c.).

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