preposition• archaic or • literary
- In the middle of.More example sentences
- And midst them are those of Sydney Agricultural University whose Chardonnay is a premium wine in the market.
- One scenic palm stands alone midst the cry of gulls, pelicans and boobies.
- I stayed clear, took a haphazard line, and waded through the heather midst a cloud of pollen.
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- The middle part or point: he left his flat in the midst of a rainstormMore example sentences
- To be plopped in the river's midst, in a canoe, on a spectacular day, is tranquilizing.
- Then suddenly it could be observed that Maisie was in the crowd's midst.
- But the girl had slipped into the woods, into the midst of a chorus of singing tree frogs and cicadas.
in our (or your, their, etc.) midst
- Among us (or you or them): I was not especially welcome in their midstMore example sentences
among us, between us, amid us, in our group, with us, surrounded by us, in the centre; heart, bosom, core
- Nothing fragments group solidarity and self-confidence like the gnawing suspicion of having an informer in your midst.
- If there are clowns and incompetents and criminals in your midst and you protect them, you're just as bad as they are and you command no respect at all from anyone.
- Perhaps you have a budding gardener in your midst.
late Middle English: from in middes 'in the middle'.