One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The middle of a stream or river.‘the ferry was moving out into midstream’
- ‘In midstream however the croc suddenly dives leaving the frog struggling with the current.’
- ‘In fact, a good number of them collapsed midstream and went with the water.’
- ‘It is a great sight, with ant-like streams pouring across long pontoons over the river's shallow sandy banks to innumerable craft moored midstream.’
- ‘This is particularly important when the wind is in your face and you want to hold the float on line either far bank or midstream.’
(of urine) passed in the middle part of an act of urinating.
- ‘All the women who agreed to participate provided a midstream urine specimen that their general practitioner tested immediately with a standard urine dipstick and then sent for microbiological examination and culture.’
- ‘It's important to remember you should use midstream urine for the most accurate result.’
- ‘Like the chemical analysis, the urine must be collected by the midstream or clean catch technique.’
- ‘Urine specimens generally are obtained by a midstream clean-catch technique, and one study showed that cleansing does not decrease contamination rates in adults.’
- ‘A midstream clean-catch technique usually is adequate in men and women.’
(of an activity or process, especially one that is interrupted) partway through its course.‘our conversation was interrupted in midstream’
- ‘But our work has been noble and necessary, and we can't call a halt to it in midstream.’
- ‘We need to be flexible, fleet footed and be able to change course in midstream when positive opportunities present themselves.’
- ‘I am just alerting you so you are not cut off in midstream.’
- ‘Unless exceptional conditions dictate otherwise, give an employee enough time to finish an assignment without interruption and avoid switching him in midstream from one job to another.’
- ‘I like to keep changing in midstream, staying for a while under one banner then floating ahead towards another.’
- ‘A second theory is that voters will decide not to switch horses in midstream and will surge towards the commander-in-chief.’
- ‘Switching analogies in midstream, the herd bull elephant is being challenged by a relative newcomer, not without tusks, but still relatively wet behind its large, flapping ears.’
- ‘Set on an empty stage in front of a medium blue backdrop that in midstream turned blood red, the men were set free to relish their youth and power.’
- ‘We as spectators watch her fashion herself anew, see her change roles in midstream, as it were, effectively seeing her trope her self-as-wit into a self as self-spectating performance.’
- ‘The Federal government ought not to have stopped the NALSAS Strategy in midstream.’
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