Midst



[midst] /mɪdst/

noun
1.
the position of anything surrounded by other things or parts, or occurring in the middle of a period of time, course of action, etc. (usually preceded by the):
a familiar face in the midst of the crowd; in the midst of the performance.
2.
the middle point, part, or stage (usually preceded by the):
We arrived in the midst of a storm.
Idioms
3.
in our / your / their midst, in the midst of or among us (you, them):
To think there was a spy in our midst!
[midst] /mɪdst/
preposition
1.
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/mɪdst/
noun
1.
in the midst of, surrounded or enveloped by; at a point during, esp a climactic one
2.
in our midst, among us
3.
(archaic) the centre
/mɪdst/
preposition
1.
(poetic) See amid
n.

c.1400, from Middle English middes (mid-14c.), from mid + adverbial genitive -s. The parasitic -t is perhaps on model of superlatives (cf. against).

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