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BETWEEN

AMONG/AMONGST

– in the middle (more than two things or persons)
1. He distributed toffees among children.
2. I have to deliver speech among them.
3. You should work among the poor.
4. Who amongst you are ready to go there?

AMID/AMIDST/IN THE MIDST OF

– in the middle of, surrounded by
1. Amid noise I was unable to hear anything.
2. It was difficult for him to work in the city amidst such circumstances.
3. Amid confusion she lost her way.
4. In the midst of clapping he announced this scheme.

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