in medias res


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in me·di·as res

 (ĭn mē′dē-əs rās′)
adv.
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)

adv. Latin.
in the middle of things.
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References in classic literature ?
"I will even do as Horace says, sir," I answered, smiling, "and carry you in medias res." He nodded as if he was well pleased, and indeed his scrap of Latin had been set to test me.
"Well," said Colia, plunging in medias res, as he always did, "here's a go!