MEDIOCRE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MEDIOCRE
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mediocre
 a.  not very good; moderate to inferior in quality; ordinary or commonplace
Classic Sentence:
1  His digestion was mediocre, and he had been attacked by a watering in one eye.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—A DOUBLE QUARTETTE
2  This mediocre play upon words produced the effect of a stone in a pool.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
3  The fist is no mediocre element of respect.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—THE GAMIN SHOULD HAVE HIS PLACE IN THE CLASSI...
4  As for Eponine, Javert had caused her to be seized; a mediocre consolation.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II—EMBRYONIC FORMATION OF CRIMES IN THE INCUBATIO...
5  de Morcerf is one of the most assiduous peers at the Luxembourg, a general renowned for theory, but a most mediocre amateur of art.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
6  Miss Gertrude Farish, in fact, typified the mediocre and the ineffectual.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
7  She could not admit at once that she might have overestimated Wildeve, for to perceive his mediocrity now was to admit her own great folly heretofore.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 11 The Dishonesty of an Honest Woman
8  Its usual blessings are happiness and mediocrity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
9  And along with these foreigners, she felt herself being ironed into glossy mediocrity, and she rebelled, in fear.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
10  I assure you we can't bear mediocrities.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
11  A triumph of the mediocres which is sweet to the majority.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
Example Sentence:
1  He manages to give solid performances even in mediocre movies.
2  You are going to glorify a rather mediocre building.
3  I wouldn't say the protection of mediocrity is the goal of regulation as much as an unintended consequence.