Midst in a sentence

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Definition of Midst

  • The interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst of the forest.
  • Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official duties; in the midst of secular affairs.
  • In the midst of; amidst.
  • In the middle.
  • the location of something surrounded by other things

How to use midst in a sentence. Midst pronunciation.

For, at the question, curtains seemed to drop from all around me, and leave me in the midst of pains and miseries, in a chill air that froze me to the marrow.
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Yet I do not wonder men fail to keep honest in the midst of this splendour, where all is strife as to who shall have the Prince's favour; who shall enjoy the fruits of bribery, backsheesh, and monopoly; who shall wring from the slave and the toil-ridden fellah the coin his poor body mints at the corvee, in his own taxed fields of dourha and cucumbers.
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Otherwise we moved in the midst of solitude, silence and desolation.
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In the midst of the turmoil, Bob H- sprung up out of a sound sleep, and knocked down a shelf with his head.
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On the fifteenth day we completed our march of two hundred miles and entered Unionville, Humboldt county, in the midst of a driving snow-storm.
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It was a two-story log house situated on a small knoll in the midst of the vast basin or desert through which the sickly Carson winds its melancholy way.
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It frequently happened that before he left the carouse, while he was still in the midst of his boon-companions, the syncope would come upon him which had so often alarmed Sirona, and from which he could never feel perfectly safe even when he was on duty at the head of his soldiers.
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Paulus was Menander again, and if there was little in the presence of the recluse, which could recall his identity with the old man he had trodden down, the despised anchorite felt, while the expelled and sinful woman leaned on his arm, the same proud sense of succoring a woman, as when he was the most distinguished youth of a metropolis, and when he had led forward the master's much courted daughter in the midst of a shouting troop of slaves.
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And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, they say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
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And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last; and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
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We can point out but few instances in the history of literature of such a deep and lively stir called forth in our literary midst by an artistic creation and by a type of almost political significance.
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It is remarkable, too, how clearly the reader sees the heart of the man, so obscure to himself; and how evident it is that in the very midst of his passion for Irina, his love for Tanya remains.
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From beginning to end he lived in the very heart of storms, in the midst of mortal coil.
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During part of the time, while writing in the midst of hunger and freezing cold, he had an epileptic attack every ten days.
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So far as the narrative goes, one may skip a score of leaves at will; but in the midst of aimless and weary gabble, passages of extraordinary beauty and uncanny insight strike out with the force of a sudden blow.
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Close at hand is the epileptic, in the midst of a fearful convulsion.
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In the midst of his life there he wrote to his aunt, in French, the language of most of their correspondence, "You recall some advice you once gave me-to write novels: well, I am of your opinion, and I am doing literary work.
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The Russian novelist stood in the midst of the flying shells, and how little did any one then realise that his own escape from death was an event of far greater importance to the world than the outcome of the war!
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In the midst of his troubled and self-tortured comrades, Sanin stands like a pillar, calm, unshakable.
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In the midst of the horror and confusion of the household, the murderer slips out, goes home, and is resting calmly, thinking with intense delight of the splendid success of the plan, and of the extraordinary skill he had shown in its conception and execution; when, just as he was dropping off to sleep in delicious drowsiness, there "languidly" entered into his head this thought: it speaks to his mind in the third person, as though somebody else had actually said it: It is very possible that Dr. Kerzhentsev is really insane.
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Examples of Midst

Example #1
He stopped weaving, and peered over at me with his staring blue eyes, and I felt a sudden quickening of the heart.
Example #2
For we are the last, Davy, the last of the Claridges.
Example #3
They are not subtle enough for the unexpected acts of honesty in the life of a true man.
Example #4
I have no fear of them.
Example #5
Every twenty steps we passed the skeleton of some dead beast of burthen, with its dust-coated skin stretched tightly over its empty ribs.
Example #6
These teams and their masters were the only life we saw.