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Pride and Prejudice
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  • His attentions to Miss King were now the consequence of views solely and hatefully mercenary; and the mediocrity of her fortune proved no longer the moderation of his wishes, but his eagerness to grasp at anything.

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  • I know women whose entire personas are woven from a benign mediocrity.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • But after a time their unrelenting mediocrity palled, and I became weary of the sameness of the job, weary too of chain-smoking and the smog-shrouded view of Manhattan, and of pecking out such callous reader’s reports as the following, which I have salvaged intact from that dry and dispiriting time.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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