Etymology
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midst (n.)

"the middle; an interior or central part, point, or position," c. 1400, from Middle English middes (mid-14c.), from mid (adj.) + adverbial genitive -s. The unetymological -t is perhaps on model of superlatives (compare against).

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Definitions of midst

midst (n.)
the location of something surrounded by other things;
in the midst of the crowd
Synonyms: thick
From wordnet.princeton.edu