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Definition of "midst" []

  • The middle position or part; the center: in the midst of the desert. (noun)
  • A position of proximity to others: a stranger in our midst. (noun)
  • The condition of being surrounded or beset by something: in the midst of all of our problems. (noun)
  • A period of time approximately in the middle of a continuing condition or act: in the midst of the war. (noun)
  • Among; amid. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "midst" in a sentence
  • "In our midst is a rare individual who knows how to get things done."
  • "To all of them, the removal of poverty from among their midst is a categorical imperative from which their governments and their leaders cannot escape."
  • "But to accentuate the medievalisms in our midst is as deluding as trying to keep our Royal Mounted an army of lyrical "RoseMaries"."