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midst

Line breaks: midst
Pronunciation: /mɪdst
 
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Definition of midst in English:

preposition

archaic or literary
In the middle of.
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.

noun

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The middle part or point: he left his flat in the midst of a rainstorm
More 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.
Synonyms
middle, centre, midpoint, halfway point, kernel, nub, focal point;
interior, depth(s), thick;
in the course of, halfway through, at the heart of, at the core of

Origin

late Middle English: from in middes 'in the middle'.

Phrases

in our (or your, their, etc.) midst

1
Among us (or you or them): I was not especially welcome in their midst
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
among us, between us, amid us, in our group, with us, surrounded by us, in the centre;
heart, bosom, core

Words that rhyme with midst

amidst

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