In spite of being a mediocre athlete at best, Dean had thrived on sports.
Few of the Mithraic reliefs are of even mediocre art.
He was rather a mediocre but not altogether obtuse man, who mistook tributary streams for the main currents of national thought.
The inscriptions he composed himself, in mediocre verse, full of Virgilian reminiscences.
Aquamarines of mediocre quality but enormous size (up to 3 in.
His intelligence was mediocre, his character weak, and he allowed himself to be dominated by his wife, Anne of Brittany, and his favourite the Cardinal d'Amboise.
The hieromnemones were formally superior, but because of the method of appointment they were necessarily men of mediocre ability, inexperienced in speaking and public business, and for that reason they readily became the tools of the pylagori, who were orators and statesmen.
Bonaparte did so with a forcefulness rarely possessed by that usually mediocre creature, the moderate man.
But here something (probably the examiner) was at fault, for a note was attached to Pasteur's diploma stating that he was only "mediocre" in chemistry.
was a handsome youth of twenty-two, of splendid health and gentle serious mien; eager for pleasure, but discreet and even dissimulating; his rather mediocre intellectual qualities relieved by solid common sense; fully alive to his rights and his duties.
Rachel made her first appearance at the Gymnase in Paul Duport's La Vendeenne on the 4th of April 1837, with only mediocre success.
In the Valdai plateau there are only a few beds of mediocre coal.
He turned to literature and published some mediocre poems. In January 1870 a violent incident brought him again into prominence.
These were followed by a mediocre edition of the Arabic text of Edrisi's Description of Spain (1799), with notes and a translation.
Auguste Clavareau (1787-1864), a mediocre poet, an imitator of the French and Dutch, produced some successful comedies, but he ceased to write plays before 1830.
He was a robust man, and inherited his father's love of violent exercise; but his character was weak and his intelligence mediocre, and he had none of the superficial and brilliant gifts of Francis I.
But he had neither the generous temperament nor the breadth of view which is required in the composition of even a mediocre statesman.
Both he and his brother are alluded to by Cicero as mediocre orators, whose style was simple and old-fashioned, although Lucius, as a Stoic, was more concise.
With the exception of two mediocre sets of verses, quoted by himself (vii.
Scraps may be unearthed as mediocre as the Answer to Curat Caddel's Satyre upon the Whigs, which attempts to revive the mere vulgarity of the Scots " flyting."
Henceforth even the mediocre scholar had a body of technical rules by which to sort out the vast mass of apocrypha in medieval documentary sources.
With the exception of Talleyrand, after 1808 he would have about him only mediocre people, without initiative, prostrate at the feet of the giant:
Then the dispute about the Crimea arose, and Ivan became convinced that they were mediocre politicians as well as untrustworthy friends.
Unity and vigour were scarcely to be expected from a many-headed administration composed of men of mediocre talent whose contrary opinions speedily gave rise to contending factions.
But what may seem to a Napoleon the best course is not necessarily the one that suggests itself to a mediocre mind, and the greater the gulf which separates the two minds the greater the uncertainty which must prevail on the side of the abler commander.
He is at best but a mediocre poet; but he has succeeded better as a historian, and especially to be praised is his "History of the Polish Nation" (Historya narodu polskiego), which, however, he was not able to carry further than the year 1386.
The results of these peace efforts were perhaps surprisingly mediocre, but it must be borne in mind that not only was the military organization of the dioceses always very imperfect, but feudal society, so long as it retained political power, was inherently hostile to the principle and practice of private peace.
He is said to have been asked by Napoleon to write his Histoire de France (14 vols., 1805), a mediocre compilation at second or third hand, with the assistance of de Mezeray and of Paul Francois Velly (1709-1759).
Bredal (1733-1778), who became director of the Royal Danish Theatre, and the writer of some mediocre plays.
of England at the interview of the Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520; his want of tact goaded the Constable de Bourbon to extreme measures in 1522-1523; and in the Italian campaign of 1525 he proved himself a mediocre, vacillating and foolhardy leader, and by his blundering led the army to the disaster of Pavia (the 25th of February 1525), where, however, he fought with great bravery.
Some are good, some are mediocre, some are truly dreadful.
Life lets you be famous, poor, rich or just simply mediocre.
mediocre system performance are now over.
The subject became woefully neglected as our food was allowed to become mediocre.
mediocre in comparison to his two masterpieces but they are by no means poor films.
On the one side you have relative mediocre Java based games, struggling with the phone platform and yielding sometimes awful results.
lendgood diverse, above mediocre album which should perhaps have lent more on his dancefloor material.
mediocre opposition or dead games inevitable.
Share prices soared against the background of a relatively mediocre performance by the big capitalist economies.
A very mediocre sandwich, with very mediocre fillings.
He believes government has mastered some of the concepts, but the implementation and delivery remains mediocre at best.
Yes / No I have capable staff and if one of them does really well, I am going to look mediocre in comparison.
This is a truly superb achievement, and almost any other text will by contrast appear mediocre.
There must be no room for shallow religiosity, or settling for the mediocre.
A rather mediocre sunset again, we are not getting the spectacular sunsets seen a few years ago.
mediocre to say the least and the comedy is contained in simple one-line gags that hardly raise a titter.
mediocre fare we.
The quality of these books varies from the simply mediocre to the utterly ludicrous.
The droughts to which the island is recurrently subject are, however, a not unimportant drawback to the industry; and though the best ranges, under favourable conditions, are luxuriant, nevertheless the pastures of the island are in general mediocre.
Longley (Toronto, 1904) is dispassionate, but otherwise mediocre.
Art, so widespread in the wealthy villas of Gaul, contented itself with imitation, produced nothing original and remained mediocre.
Here comes all the mutual admiration for a mediocre winner.
I tho the sound was only mediocre and was a tad disappointed in the end.
That suspicion works better for me than theories about my hallucinating... Btw, I think " pretty mediocre " is too fulsome.
History was the saving grace of an otherwise mediocre second album.
By these standards, the area's beaches and restaurants may seem mediocre.
But can a decade that gave us the music center and the pocket calculator truly be considered mediocre?
Over the next few years numerous mediocre routes were climbed which do not warrant special mention.
Just as I expected another mediocre sequel to a bland and mediocre movie.
shamblehat's the whole problem with this game, it is mediocre at best and at worst a shambling wreck of a game.
During the 18th century deism spread widely, though its leaders were " irrepressible men like Toland, men of mediocre culture and ability like Anthony Collins, vulgar men like Chubb, irritated and disagreeable men like Matthew Tindal, who conformed that he might enjoy his Oxford fellowship and wrote anonymously that he might relieve his conscience " (A.
But that 's the whole problem with this game, it is mediocre at best and at worst a shambling wreck of a game.
Airbrush makeup application came about after Dina Ousley, a Hollywood actress and makeup artist that was tired of mediocre results, invented it over a decade ago to help people on screen look more flattering.
If a journalist gives a game a mediocre review, it could mean fewer sales for the game.
A mediocre player may have a nickname, such as "MadPokerPlayer".
Battery life-Olympus' line of waterproof cameras are notorious for having mediocre to poor battery life.
Your choice of Christmas photography backdrops could make the difference between mediocre holiday portraits and stunning holiday memories.
One outstanding photo often tells a better story than multiple mediocre images.
There are so many options available that you should never have to make do with a mediocre game.
I finally got out of a very mediocre college career, and started my professional life, away from where people really knew me.
Dane Cook's latest film, Employee of the Month (October 2006), with Jessica Simpson received only mediocre reviews.
How many times can one watch one mediocre performance after another only to be rewarded by one or two interesting performances?
Designed to cater to the discriminating full-figured woman unwilling to settle for mediocre fabrics and boring designs, Roaman's plus size clothing is chic and stylish.
By and large, most reviewers are saying that the title offers some value, but the execution is largely mediocre.
After a while, the super-shiny coat of polish EA has given Black will wear off, and you'll find yourself bored with just another mediocre first person shooter.
You can't get angry at a mediocre game that can claim to be the first of a type on a system.
In fact, even at the time of its release, the Drop Ship video game was said to have mediocre graphics.
Sometimes, a mod can make a mediocre game into something outstanding.
It is placed in bars and because of the lengthy set of instructions that the player must read before play, Computer Space'' is a mediocre hit.
The video game market crashes because there is an large influx of games released that are less than mediocre and not enough gamers to support the companies.
But, since there are 3 different endings (ranging from intense to mediocre), the game redeems itself quickly when the holes are fixed and you make it to the finish.
If you want to play the mediocre first person shooter without consulting my Killzone Review, don't say I didn't warn you.
With mediocre graphics and asinine A.I., you may find yourself frustrated after a few missions.
Soul Blade has basic modes and mediocre controls.
Forever embedded in the minds of gamers everywhere, this revolutionary puzzler still remains afloat today amongst a sea of mediocre current-gen puzzle games.
In the end, Smackdown! vs. Raw 2006 winds up being a mediocre game.
Gameshark gave Wii Fit a mediocre score.
A mediocre review doesn't necessarily mean the lesson is without merit.
Manufacturers often run studies on their products, but chances are good that they will only post the glowing, positive results and neglect to inform consumers of any poor or mediocre results.
Price. For many people, price will make a difference between buying a razor with good specification and buying a razor with mediocre specs.
The Antwerp craftsmen met the challenge and developed techniques and skills that transformed the mediocre stones into expertly cut gems.
Most of the rings in a retail store are inexpensive with poorly cut, mediocre diamonds and second rate workmanship.
Her chart, like many of us, had some great aspects, some mediocre aspects and some downright aggravating aspects!
It will also fluctuate from bad, mediocre, good, and even great at times, depending upon many factors, including the child's age.
Don't walk away from a shoe retailer with a mediocre pair of shoes that you bought as a last resort.
Airbrush tattoo stencils can make the difference between mediocre work and professional results each and every time.
However, come 1991, fraught by a press backlash against indie-dance and a growing obsession for US grunge acts like Nirvana, Happy Mondays staged a half-arsed return to the charts with mediocre single 'Judge Fudge'.
Squarcione, whose original vocation was tailoring, appears to have had a remarkable enthusiasm for ancient art, and a proportionate faculty for acting, with profit to himself and others, as a sort of artistic middleman; his own performances as a painter were merely mediocre.
mediocre script lacking any spark of real inspiration.
mediocre horror movie that somehow.. .
On the other hand, the movie itself was pretty mediocre.
I used to really like the place, but the food is fairly mediocre now and just about average.
Given the rather mediocre service we didn't feel inclined to leave a tip.
Basic website support, average E-Mail responses and a national rate telephone number helped MI seem somewhat mediocre.
With mediocre or poor execution, even the best ideas are bound to fail.
They have mediocre optics and inexpensive housing.
Donna's team came in second place, with what the judges called "mediocre" work.
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