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How to use mediocrity in a sentence
Whereas discomfort often fuels motivation and innovation, comfort can fuel complacency and mediocrity.Five ways to avoid being a chief mediocrity officer | Zeta | May 24, 2021 | Digiday
It’s a ritual that has become habit for this Boston team, one of those celebratory routines that seem to signal some level of camaraderie — or at least that signal a team is far from resigned to six months of angsty mediocrity.The surprising Red Sox, plucky and revamped, are rolling through the AL East | Chelsea Janes | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
“Californians are tired of having a governor whose operating themes are hypocrisy, self-interest, half truths and mediocrity,” Ose said in a statement announcing his run.
Earlier this century, ridiculing Chris Martin seemed well on its way to becoming an Olympic sport, but eventually all of the self-appointed deputies holding Coldplay responsible for its milky mediocrity seemed to forget that the band ever existed.Album of the year is the Grammy that nobody deserves to win | Chris Richards | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
That report claimed that the nation's public schools were mired in “a rising tide of mediocrity” because they were too easy.
A “komitetchik par excellence,” a man of “outstanding mediocrity,” and “the grave digger of the revolution.”
If the point was to create a paean to mediocrity, then Linklater has made maybe the definitive work on the subject.
Does the mediocrity of the job market mean that America no longer needs people who deal with abstractions?Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism | David Masciotra | March 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both the Giants and the Jets descended into mediocrity, a situation epitomized by the “Miracle In The Meadowlands” in 1978.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA | Ben Jacobs | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While the Giants receded into two decades of mediocrity, the Jets took over New York.New York City Is the Storied Football Capital of the USA | Ben Jacobs | January 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
These last animals, the largest of which is below mediocrity, seem confined to the regions of South America.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
He was angry and impatient with the "cavilling spirit of mediocrity," that takes pleasure in the lapses of "the mighty-souled."The Life of Mazzini | Bolton King
She wore an exquisite white frock but is not herself a pretty girl though her grace uplifts somewhat her mediocrity of appearance.The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2 | Various
He would have suffered in spontaneity, vivacity, originality, and quietly taken his anchorage in the sleepy haven of mediocrity.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
Yet Macaulay Carvel was not to be despised on account of his high-class mediocrity.Paul Patoff | F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for mediocrity
the state or quality of being mediocre
a mediocre person or thing
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