amid
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单词释义 纠错+ 生词本
prep.在……过程中;四周是;在……气氛中
n.(Amid) (美)阿米德(人名)
怎么记 纠错 +补充
【词根】a(强调)+mid(middle中间→在..中间
【谐音】“额迷的”→在森林之中,我(额)迷失了
单词例句
He was brave amid dangers.
他在危险中总是很勇敢.
Amid all the job losses, nobody was happy.
在所有的失业中,没有人是高兴的。
Amid all the changes, this is the biggest.
在所有的挑战中,这项是最大的。
辨析记忆
among / between / amid / amongst
这些前置词均含“在……之间,在……之中”之意。
among → 指三者或三者以上的同类事物之间。
between → 多指两者之间,但现代英语中也可指三者或三者以上,表示彼此间清楚的独立的个体关系。
amid → 正式用词,侧重指在某个地方的中间或被某个东西包围着或在非同类人中间。
amongst与among同义,是among的变体。一般说来among总能替代amongst,而amongst则不然。
考试真题例句(机器翻译仅供参考)

【六级】It's a fact not lost on American educators, who amid rising math failure rates are debating how math can better meet the real-life needs of students.

美国教育工作者并没有忘记这一事实,在数学失败率不断上升的情况下,他们正在辩论数学如何更好地满足学生的现实生活需要。

【四级】PepsiCo is to spend billions of dollars to develop drinks and snacks and reformulate existing ones with lower sugar, salt and fat, as consumers demand healthier options and regulatory pressure intensifies amid an obesity epidemic.

百事公司将花费数十亿美元开发饮料和零食,并用较低的糖、盐和脂肪重新配制现有的饮料和零食,因为消费者需要更健康的选择,而在肥胖流行的情况下,监管压力加剧。

【四级】By contrast, a Danish tax on foods high in fats was abandoned a year after its introduction, amid claims that consumers were avoiding it by crossing the border to Germany to satisfy their desire for cheaper, fattier fare.

相比之下,丹麦对高脂肪食品征收的税在实施一年后就被取消了,因为有人声称,消费者为了满足他们对更便宜、更肥胖食品的需求而越境前往德国,以避免征收高脂肪食品税。

【六级】Thirst grows for living unplugged More people are taking breaks from the connected life amid the stillness and quiet of retreats like the Jesuit Center in Wernersville, Pennsylvania

人们对生活的渴望与日俱增,越来越多的人在宾夕法尼亚州沃纳斯维尔的耶稣会中心等静谧而安静的休养地里从互联生活中休息

【四级】a political scientist at the University of Colorado, Boulder, who studies disaster trends, said the Forum's report was "a methodological embarrassment" because there was no way to distinguish deaths or economic losses related to human-driven global warming amid the much larger losses resulting from the growth in populations and economic development in vulnerable (易受伤害的) regions.

Boulder科罗拉多大学的一位政治科学家,他研究灾难趋势,他说,论坛的报告“在方法上令人尴尬”,因为在人口增长和弱势群体经济发展造成更大损失的情况下,无法区分与人为全球变暖相关的死亡或经济损失(易受伤害的) 区域。

【六级】Amid all the changes, Antarctica maintains its allure.

在所有的变化中,南极洲保持着它的吸引力。

【考研】This new focus on personal fulfillment can help keep employees motivated amid increasingly loud debates over work-life balance.

这种对个人成就感的新关注有助于在关于工作与生活平衡的日益激烈的争论中保持员工的积极性。

【六级】Amid the current concerns about the federal deficit, reaching toward the stars seems a dispensable luxury—as if saving one-thousandth of a single year's budget would solve our problems.

在当前对联邦赤字的担忧中,接近明星似乎是一种可有可无的奢侈,似乎节省一年预算的千分之一就能解决我们的问题。

【六级】Amid all the job losses, there's no category of worker that the economic disruption has been good for: nonhumans.

在所有的失业中,没有哪一类工人能从经济动荡中受益:非人类。

【六级】The report, published on Tuesday, comes amid growing concern about the impact of fishing and climate change on the Antarctic.

周二发表的这份报告正值人们越来越担心渔业和气候变化对南极的影响之际。

【四级】The violence came amid increasing international concern about Islamic State extremists in Libya.

此次暴力事件发生之际,国际社会对利比亚伊斯兰国极端分子的担忧与日俱增。

【六级】The findings come amid growing concern over the future of the Antarctic.

这一发现正值人们对南极未来日益担忧之际。

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