the position of anything surrounded by other things or parts, or occurring in the middle of a period of time, course of action, etc.: a familiar face in the midst of the crowd;in the midst of the performance.
the middle point, part, or stage: We arrived in the midst of a storm.
Idioms about midst
in our / your / their midst, in the midst of or among us (you, them): To think there was a spy in our midst!
Other definitions for midst (2 of 2)
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How to use midst in a sentence
Instead, in the midst of the worst health crisis in more than a century, we are experiencing even deadlier roadways.Traffic counts fell during the coronavirus pandemic, but road fatalities still increased | Luz Lazo | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post
Albert Einstein said, “in the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity.”What Amazon and Oracle can teach India Inc about surviving an economic crisis | Ayon Banerjee | February 9, 2021 | Quartz
The kids were really upset, and there was some looting that was happening in the midst of the marches, and the mayor of Atlanta reached out, wanting Baby to come speak out to tell the kids to calm down.Motown President Ethiopia Habtemariam on Steering the Legendary Label Through the Pandemic | Eben Shapiro | February 7, 2021 | Time
In the midst of emerging multistate lawsuits targeting big tech companies, the FTC announced its own antitrust case against Facebook late last year, pushing for the company to be broken up.New antitrust reform bill charts one possible path for regulating big tech | Taylor Hatmaker | February 4, 2021 | TechCrunch
They just felt they were in the midst of something novel and important.GameStop’s craze has caught the eye of a new set of investors: Children | Heather Kelly | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
In the midst of this religious and political turmoil, drug trafficking thrives.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan | Umar Farooq | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the midst of the clubbiness, there is a heimishe (Yiddish for familiar, old school) quality.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots | Emily Shire | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.
In the midst of “literally” shutting down the offices, Kroll talked to The Daily Beast about the final season.
One would be in the midst of a lot of actors, and besides, they're really only good for impressing shopgirls.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We were in the midst of it, and having a merry time, when the door suddenly opened and Liszt appeared.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
His soul was tossed on the billows of a tempestuous ocean, in the midst of which he saw his father perishing.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
In the midst of accumulated wealth social justice seems as far away as ever.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
The building, a mosque-like structure of considerable size, was situated in the midst of a grove of mango trees.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for midst (1 of 2)
in the midst of surrounded or enveloped by; at a point during, esp a climactic one
in our midst among us
archaic the centre
British Dictionary definitions for midst (2 of 2)
poetic See amid
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