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See also: 'midst
- midest (obsolete)
- middis (obsolete)
- middst (obsolete)
- middest (obsolete)
- myddis (obsolete)
- mydst (obsolete)
- mydest (obsolete)
- myddst (obsolete)
- myddest (obsolete)
midst (plural midsts)
- (often literary) A place in the middle of something; may be used of a literal or metaphorical location.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 2, in The Affair at the Novelty Theatre:
- Miss Phyllis Morgan, as the hapless heroine dressed in the shabbiest of clothes, appears in the midst of a gay and giddy throng; she apostrophises all and sundry there, including the villain, and has a magnificent scene which always brings down the house, and nightly adds to her histrionic laurels.
- 1995, Mary Ellen Pitts, Toward a Dialogue of Understandings: Loren Eiseley and the Critique of Science, page 225,
- At dawn, in the midst of a mist that is both literal and the unformed shifting of thought, he encounters a young fox pup playfully shaking a bone.
- 2002, Nathan W. Schlueter, One Dream Or Two?: Justice in America and in the Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., page 89, quoting 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream, speech,
- As he said in "I Have a Dream," the Negro "lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity."
place in the middle of something
- (rare) Among, in the middle of; amid.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- For usage examples of this term, see Citations:midst.
in the middle of