But if you their incomes to other high earners, doctors in the US are actually kind of middling by OECD standards.
In middle age and of middling height, Beck is the antithesis of a superhero.
The administration has amassed not just a middling or even moderately bad foreign-policy record, but an appalling one.
He came in and inherited a recession and has been working to try and dig the country out of it, with middling success.
France achieved only middling results in an online test by Education First.
As to Ireland, the harvest was only middling good last year.'
His given name is James, and he prize-fights fair to middling.
Most prominent was a bed freshly placed there and covered with a middling good coverlet.
The dog was of a middling size, and the property of a peasant in Saxony.
In person they are active, of middling height, and not distinguishable from the Malays in complexion.
1540s, from Scottish mydlyn (mid-15c.), from middle + suffix -ing. Used to designate the second of three grades of goods. As an adverb by 1719.
Old English middel, from West Germanic *middila (cf. Old Frisian middel, Old Saxon middil, Middle Low German, Dutch middel, Old High German mittil, German mittel), from Proto-Germanic *medjaz (see mid). Middle name attested from 1815; as "one's outstanding characteristic," colloquial, from 1911, American English.
According to Mr. H.A. Hamilton, in his "Quarter Sessions from Queen Elizabeth," the practice of giving children two Christian names was unknown in England before the period of the Stuarts, was rarely adopted down to the time of the Revolution, and never became common until after the Hanoverian family was seated on the throne. "In looking through so many volumes of county records," he says, "I have, of course, seen many thousands and tens of thousands of proper names, belonging to men of all ranks and degrees,--to noblemen, justices, jurymen, witnesses, sureties, innkeepers, hawkers, paupers, vagrants, criminals, and others,--and in no single instance, down to the end of the reign of Anne, have I noticed any person bearing more than one Christian name ...." [Walsh]Middle school attested from 1838, originally "middle-class school, school for middle-class children;" the sense in reference to a school for grades between elementary and high school is from 1960. Middle management is 1957. Middle-of-the-road in the figurative sense is attested from 1894; edges of a dirt road can be washed out and thus less safe. Middle finger so called from c.1000.
Old English middel, from middle (adj.).