Learner's definition of MIDST
1 a : the middle area or part of something b : the period of time when something is happening or being done
We are in the midst of a terrible war.
They were in the midst of remodeling their house.
The region is currently in the midst of a terrible drought.
We never gave up hope in the midst of our troubles.
2 — used to say that someone is among the people in a group
We sensed a traitor in our midst. [=we sensed that one of the people in our group was a traitor]
He stood in their midst [=he stood among them], waiting for a reply.
strangers in their midst