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  • IPA(key): /mɪdst/, [mɪdst], [mɪtst]
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  • Rhymes: -ɪdst

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midst (plural midsts)

  1. (often literary) A place in the middle of something; may be used of a literal or metaphorical location.
    • 1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre[1]:
      Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.
    • 1995, Mary Ellen Pitts, Toward a Dialogue of Understandings: Loren Eiseley and the Critique of Science, page 225,
      At dawn, in the midst of a mist that is both literal and the unformed shifting of thought, he encounters a young fox pup playfully shaking a bone.
    • 2002, Nathan W. Schlueter, One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., page 89, quoting 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream, speech,
      As he said in "I Have a Dream," the Negro "lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity."

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midst

  1. (rare) Among, in the middle of; amid.
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