in midstream

in midstream

In the middle of an active or ongoing activity. Likened to happening while one is in the middle of crossing a stream. The lecturer paused in midstream during class, appearing to be lost in thought, before suddenly grabbing his bag and leaving in a rush.
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in midstream

1 in the middle of a stream or river. 2 (of an activity or process, especially one that is interrupted) part-way through its course; unfinished.
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in midˈstream

in the middle of doing something or while something is still happening: The speaker stopped in midstream, coughed, then started up again.She interrupted him in midstream.
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References in classic literature ?
Ay, and aughts," replied Sancho; and shaking his fingers he washed his whole hand in the river along which the boat was quietly gliding in midstream, not moved by any occult intelligence or invisible enchanter, but simply by the current, just there smooth and gentle.
A mile away, a grove-plumed promontory juts far into the lake and glasses its palace in the blue depths; in midstream a boat is cutting the shining surface and leaving a long track behind, like a ray of light; the mountains beyond are veiled in a dreamy purple haze; far in the opposite direction a tumbled mass of domes and verdant slopes and valleys bars the lake, and here indeed does distance lend enchantment to the view--for on this broad canvas, sun and clouds and the richest of atmospheres have blended a thousand tints together, and over its surface the filmy lights and shadows drift, hour after hour, and glorify it with a beauty that seems reflected out of Heaven itself.
For a few minutes the Kincaid drifted rapidly with the current, and then, with a grinding jar, she stopped in midstream.
The flat drifted under the bridge and then promptly sank in midstream.
He has a deep knowledge of and expertise in midstream operations and business development, particularly in the Northeast, and will be a valuable asset for Antero Midstream and its unitholders.
The Discovery management team has more than 100 years of experience in midstream acquisition, development and operations and has completed projects with a total enterprise value of more than USD 1bn.
M2 EQUITYBITES-April 15, 2016-I Squared Capital divests 28% equity stake in Midstream Gathering System