"You're an idiot," said Jane amid tears of laughter

alpacinou

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What can I use instead of "amid" in this sentence?

"You're an idiot," said Jane amid tears of laughter.

Is there another way I can express this idea?
 

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"Through" would be much better than "amid".

not a teacher
 

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"amid" suggests the tears of laughter were from several people. Is that what you want to say?
 

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"amid" suggests the tears of laughter were from several people. Is that what you want to say?
No. Only her own tears of laughter.

What should I say?
 

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Or with.
 
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