midst midst  /ˈmɪdst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the location of something surrounded by other things

Usage(s):

  1. Muslims are fighting back -- not just against the West but also against the militancy in their midst.
  2. Over the past 100 years, in the midst of all the wonders of progress, there grew a thing called hype.
  3. American adolescents are in the midst of their own kind of sexual revolutionone that has left many parents feeling confused, frightened and almost powerless.

News

  1. Chris Paul's Drama with the Clippers Is Past the Point of Reconciliation

    Chris Paul has once again found himself in the midst of NBA 's swirling whirlpool of offseason drama. The Los Angeles Clippers have gone after Paul's preference for their next head coach in Doc Rivers, but it appears that talks have broken down again between the Clippers and Celtics, according to Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein of ESPN.com.  Now that it appears Paul won't get to play with or for ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. County assessment director offers resignation

    Jackson County’s assessment director, in the midst of dealing with errors in thousands of property value reassessments, has offered his resignation. County Executive Mike Sanders says the situation remains under review and has, so far, not accepted that resignation. The assessment director, Curtis Koons, is offering to stay on through the county’s informal appeals process and the final ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Examiner

  3. Ruidoso residents fear flooding from Bonito Lake

    We may be in midst of a seemingly never ending drought, but one New Mexico community is worried about flooding. Bonito Lake near Ruidoso is full of sediment from last year's Little Bear Wild Fire. 0 read more
    on June 22, 2013     Source: KTSM El Paso

Quotes

  1. "It's not hard to fathom Paris smoking pot, it's the doing it in the midst of the world's biggest sporting event, in public, blatantly enough to get caught, part that made it dubious. Again, Paris is not dumb," the article said. "It doesn't...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Paris Hilton Source: Times LIVE

  2. President Bush, delivering a nationally televised appeal for an unprecedented federal buyout of $700 billion in bad mortgage debts, told a wary nation tonight: "We are in the midst of a serious financial crisis...... Without immediate action by...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: President Bush Source: The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog)

  3. "For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis is not only bad taste -- it's bad strategy -- and I will not tolerate it as president," said Obama, who has been in the White House...
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

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