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In the middle of.
- ‘One scenic palm stands alone midst the cry of gulls, pelicans and boobies.’
- ‘Molly scanned the room for an instrument, finally spotting an electric guitar midst the rubble.’
- ‘I stayed clear, took a haphazard line, and waded through the heather midst a cloud of pollen.’
- ‘And midst them are those of Sydney Agricultural University whose Chardonnay is a premium wine in the market.’
- ‘She sat down on the floor midst the great mess she had created angrily.’
The middle part or point.‘he left his flat in the midst of a rainstorm’
middle, centre, midpoint, halfway point, kernel, nub, focal pointView synonyms
- ‘To be plopped in the river's midst, in a canoe, on a spectacular day, is tranquilizing.’
- ‘But the girl had slipped into the woods, into the midst of a chorus of singing tree frogs and cicadas.’
- ‘Then suddenly it could be observed that Maisie was in the crowd's midst.’
- ‘With tragic false confidence, the trio skied closer to the middle of the Bowl - into the midst of a vast avalanche path.’
Late Middle English: from in middes ‘in the middle’.
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