in the midst

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
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Before the ruffians, in whose power they were, she bore herself so calmly, and with such an appearance, in the midst of all her terror, of a secret conviction that they dared not harm her, that there was not a man among them but held her in some degree of dread; and more than one believed she had a weapon hidden in her dress, and was prepared to use it.
She looked round with blank eyes at the dirt and confusion on which the bright afternoon's sun shone dismally; it was all of a piece with the sad confusion of her mind--that confusion which belongs to the first hours of a sudden sorrow, when the poor human soul is like one who has been deposited sleeping among the ruins of a vast city, and wakes up in dreary amazement, not knowing whether it is the growing or the dying day--not knowing why and whence came this illimitable scene of desolation, or why he too finds himself desolate in the midst of it.
From bomb scares to "be-ins", ashrams, acid trips, and more, Thread for Pearls evokes the highs and lows of an era, as seen through the eyes of a woman in the midst of history's changes.
The CPG is in the midst of preparations to expand mining activities through the exploitation of new open-pit mines, such as those of Oum Lakcheb (Metlaoui) and Nefta / Tozeur.
industry is in the midst of hectic preparations for the Auto Expo, Bajaj Auto managing director Rajiv Bajaj on Monday struck a contrarian note saying it is too expensive to participate in the biennial event and creating expensive concepts entails wasteful expenditure.
In the midst of all this it is quite clear that Pakistani TV clearly supports just two politicians.
How do we help others understand the courage it took to find hope in the midst of chaos?
Emmrich took the microphone right after the 25-year-old player's victory at the TopShelf Open in's-Hertogenbosch, Holland, and in the midst of the entire crowd, declared that after spending 10 months with her and looking at her "beautiful Bambi eyes", he wants to be with her for the rest of his life.
Before long, soap fans were also taking the feisty Becky to their hearts, while the soap's bosses were putting her in the midst of the action.