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Meaning of “midst” in the English Dictionary

"midst" in British English

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midstnoun [U]

uk   us   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ formal
the ​middle of a ​group of ​people or things: She ​caughtsight of Johnny intheir midst (= among them), ​laughing and ​talking.in the midst of sth in the ​middle of an ​event, ​situation, or ​activity: I'm ​sorry but I'm too ​busy - I'm in the midst of writing a ​report. The ​country is in the midst of an ​economiccrisis.

midstpreposition

uk   us   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ literary
(Definition of midst from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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midstnoun

 us   /mɪdst/
fmlmiddle: Long Beach is in the midst of a ​revival. The ​peartreestoodin the midst of a ​rainbow of ​flowers.
(Definition of midst from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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