in the midst of (something)

in the midst of (something)
in the midst of (something) 1. in the middle of or surrounded by something.

He criticized the plan to build homes in the midst of a desert.

I was sitting in the midst of a classroom with little kids, listening to a children's story.

2. experiencing something.

We are in the midst of the worst recession in ten years.

The company has been in the midst of a major reorganization.


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  • in the midst of something doing something — in the midst of sth/of doing sth idiom while sth is happening or being done; while you are doing sth • a country in the midst of a recession • She discovered it in the midst of sorting out her father s things. • She alone remained calm in the… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • midst — [ mıdst ] noun uncount * in the midst of something FORMAL 1. ) while something else is happening: Nixon went to China in the midst of a crisis at home. 2. ) if you are in the midst of something, you are doing it or it is affecting you: Our… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • in the midst of doing something — in the midst of (doing something) in the process of doing something. I know that you re in the midst of writing a term paper but I was hoping you could come out today. People in the midst of moving would benefit from the information given on the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the midst of — (doing something) in the process of doing something. I know that you re in the midst of writing a term paper but I was hoping you could come out today. People in the midst of moving would benefit from the information given on the website …   New idioms dictionary

  • in the midst of of doing something — in the midst of sth/of doing sth idiom while sth is happening or being done; while you are doing sth • a country in the midst of a recession • She discovered it in the midst of sorting out her father s things. • She alone remained calm in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • midst */ — UK [mɪdst] / US noun [uncountable] in our/their/your midst formal if someone is in your midst, they are with you as part of your group Nobody recognized the stranger in their midst. in the midst of something …   English dictionary

  • The Church —     The Church     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Church     The term church (Anglo Saxon, cirice, circe; Modern German, Kirche; Sw., Kyrka) is the name employed in the Teutonic languages to render the Greek ekklesia (ecclesia), the term by which… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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