Sentence Examples


  • The latter, about the time of Elizabeth's succession, expressed his hope that the bishops would become pastors, labourers and watchmen; and that the great riches of bishoprics would be diminished and reduced to mediocrity; that, being delivered from courtly and regal pomp, the bishops might take care of the flock of Christ.
  • Here, then, was this grey-headed, ungodly old man, chasing with curses a Job's whale round the world, at the head of a crew, too, chiefly made up of mongrel renegades, and castaways, and cannibals--morally enfeebled also, by the incompetence of mere unaided virtue or right-mindedness in Starbuck, the invunerable jollity of indifference and recklessness in Stubb, and the pervading mediocrity in Flask.
  • These are centers where spiritual life has not yet been altogether extinguished by the tyrannical mediocrity of Western materialism.
  • And these characters are aggressively alive, their vitality a direct challenge to the mediocrity of ordinary life.
  • I think where the resentment comes in the Commonwealth games is in the mediocrity of the star performers.

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