A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AMID

Tue, 8 Mar '22
In the thick of
Sun, 13 Feb '22
In the thick of
Sat, 8 Jan '22
Immersed in
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Surrounded by
Mon, 3 May '21
Surrounded by
Fri, 19 Feb '21
"Go placidly ___ the noise and the haste ..." (start of Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata")