What does the word midst mean?

Usage examples for midst

  1. And in the midst of this agony appeared- Miss Gascoigne. – Christian's Mistake by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. Besides, I'm in the midst of a story." – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  3. There, in the midst he stood! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton