Yes, "amidst" would have been a better choice of words.<quoted text>
I think "amidst" would have been a better choice for that cliche. So, what grade(s) did you "teach" carol from orlando? Was it "sandbox?" Were you in charge of making sure they didn't pee in it, like those little rascals do in those mickey D's fishbowl things with all the colored balls in it? Filthy little beasts they are, and believe me, I speak from rueful experience. I've been stretched out of all continence more than once ...
But since we're spouting off opinions and not writing presidential speeches, I just picked a word to get my point across.
Actually, it was first going to read Dr. Carson "is a breath of fresh air IN ALL the pollution" but changed my mind at the last minute.
You would have approved of that, right?