in medias res
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in me·di·as res(ĭn mē′dē-əs rās′)
In or into the middle of a sequence of events, as in a literary narrative.
[Latin in mediās rēs : in, into + mediās : accusative pl. feminine of medius, in the middle of + rēs, accusative pl. of rēs, thing.]
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in medias res(ɪn ˈmiːdɪˌæs ˈreɪs)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) in or into the middle of events or a narrative
[literally: into the midst of things, taken from a passage in Horace's Ars Poetica]
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in me•di•as res(ɪn ˈmɛ dɪˌɑs ˈrɛs; Eng. ɪn ˈmi diˌəs ˈriz, ɪn ˈmeɪ diˌɑs ˈreɪs)
in the middle of things.
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