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midst

noun [U] uk   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ formal us  
the middle of a group of people or things: She caught sight of Johnny in their midst (= among them), laughing and talking. in the midst of sth in the middle of an event, situation, or activity: I'm afraid I'm too busy - I'm in the midst of writing up a report. The country is in the midst of an economic crisis.

midst

preposition uk   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ literary us  
among: The summit of the mountain appeared midst the clouds.
(Definition of midst from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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