the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average
They improved the quality from mediocre to above average
It was supposed to be a game between the two best teams in the state, but Rogers seemed mediocre.
Carl Deuker -- Gym Candy
Despite Haymitch’s order to appear mediocre, Peeta excels in hand-to-hand combat, and I sweep the edible plants test without blinking an eye.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
Scores only matter if they’re very good, no one pays much attention to the bad or mediocre ones.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
Trying to appear mediocre in front of the other tributes is the last bit of strategy I remember.
Suzanne Collins -- The Hunger Games
Because Maycomb’s church had for years not been large enough for a good minister but too big for a mediocre one, Maycomb was delighted when, at the last Church Conference, the authorities decided to send its Methodists an energetic young one.
Harper Lee -- Go Set a Watchman
I felt like a third-tier speaker at a mediocre convention, me in my business-casual blues, addressing a captive audience of jet-lagged people daydreaming about what they’d eat for lunch.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
Like her father, she was most passionate about modern art, a movement given birth to by painters like Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Gauguin, and she was quick to discern the influence of these painters in even the mediocre work we examined.
Nicholas Sparks -- The Longest Ride
She’d spent half a day watching Pelor—and while she only pretended to be mediocre, he truly could use the training.
Sarah J. Maas -- Throne of Glass
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The entire populace knows thousands of songs, and there is hardly a mediocre voice among them.
Gail Carson Levine -- Ella Enchanted
They were just predictably mediocre.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
For within these confessions it will be discovered that we really have no acquaintance with true evil; the evil portrayed in most novels and plays and movies is mediocre if not spurious, a shoddy concoction generally made up of violence, fantasy, neurotic terror and melodrama.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
Everything is set up, though, the rented thick-stemmed wineglasses, the bottles of mediocre hooch, the mineral water for teetotalers, because who would serve unadulterated chlorine from the tap?
Margaret Atwood -- Cat’s Eye
Given the worse-than-mediocre state of my abilities in the latter direction, I had decided to borrow a book from Colum’s library.
Diana Gabaldon -- Outlander
Really mediocre player, I don’t mean to be snotty but she could hardly keep up with the section when we were kids and she’s in the Cleveland Philharmonic now and it upsets me more than I would admit to just anyone.
Donna Tartt -- The Goldfinch
It makes you feel forever mediocre.
Nora Roberts -- Dark Witch
Both my hammock and my attempt to connect with them are mediocre at best.
Suzanne Collins -- Catching Fire
The mediocre ones run a quick hand over her.
Ray Bradbury -- Fahrenheit 451
He knows himself to be mediocre, but he’s great in the eyes of others.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
Major Major had been born too late and too mediocre.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
The BBC had run a preliminary story yesterday to mediocre response.
Dan Brown -- Angels & Demons
His digestion was mediocre, and he had been attacked by a watering in one eye.
Victor Hugo -- Les Miserables
They’re not particularly valuable, mostly of mediocre quality, nothing out of the ordinary.
Cornelia Funke -- Inkheart
Names scattered in a gossip column, authors, artists, actors, and their kind, even the mediocre ones, as long as she had learnt of them in print.
Daphne du Maurier -- Rebecca
One demon conquered, I slipped on flip-flops, mediocre protection against monster cockroaches, wandered toward the kitchen.
Ellen Hopkins -- Crank
During the four years she had worked for him she had never once fumbled a job or turned in a single mediocre report.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Danglars comprehended the full extent of the wretched fate that overwhelmed Dantes; and, when Napoleon returned to France, he, after the manner of mediocre minds, termed the coincidence, "a decree of Providence."
Alexandre Dumas -- The Count of Monte Cristo
The problem was, he was no more than a mediocre riddler and had never placed very high in Carvahall’s annual riddle contest.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Yet you confide much more in a boy who is incapable of Occlumency, whose magic is mediocre, and who has a direct connection into the Dark Lord’s mind!
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
It means a mediocre hitter in baseball.
Ernest Hemingway -- A Farewell to Arms
So, although the carnival was a lot less than mediocre (which is why it agreed to a Colored Thursday), it gave the four hundred black people in its audience thrill upon thrill upon thrill.
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
But it’s nice for a mediocre man to know that greatness must be the loneliest state in the world.
John Steinbeck -- East of Eden
Have you ever wondered why so many mediocre people find their way into positions of authority in companies and organizations?
Malcolm Gladwell -- Blink
We brought our schoolbooks with us and study them whenever Mother threatens we’re going to fall behind and wear the dunce cap when we go home, which there’s no chance of really, except for Rachel, who is the one stubbornly mediocre mentality in our family.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
Mrs. Kearney said nothing, but, as the mediocre items followed one another on the platform and the few people in the hall grew fewer and fewer, she began to regret that she had put herself to any expense for such a concert.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
Ironically, this same code had been a plot twist in a mediocre thriller Langdon had read years ago.
Dan Brown -- The Lost Symbol
He was in a pitiable condition, very weak, sharing the body of a mediocre wizard.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
I am doatingly fond of music—passionately fond;—and my friends say I am not entirely devoid of taste; but as to any thing else, upon my honour my performance is mediocre to the last degree.
Jane Austen -- Emma
Tom recovered and finished the ride clean, but as he walked back to the chutes he knew it was a mediocre ride.
Hal Borland -- When the Legends Die
Her husband’s quiet tastes irritate her, I think, and she finds it worth while to play the patroness to a group of young poets and painters of advanced ideas and mediocre ability.
Willa Cather -- My Antonia
Assuredly, Didymus of Alexandria is no mediocre philosopher.
Victor Hugo -- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
My grades had always been mediocre, and given that I had never finished eleventh grade, the private schools in San Juan wouldn’t accept me as a senior.
Jack Gantos -- Hole in My Life
My first impression of Beck had not been favorable: a back slapping Dallas pathologist with less-than-mediocre mountaineerring skills, at first blush he came across as a rich Republican blowhard looking to buy the summit of Everest for his trophy case.
Jon Krakauer -- Into Thin Air
This evening she is merely a commonplace, mediocre actress.
Oscar Wilde -- The Picture of Dorian Gray
Emma was secretly pleased that she had reached at a first attempt the rare ideal of pale lives, never attained by mediocre hearts.
Gustave Flaubert -- Madame Bovary
I had ceased now to feel mediocre, accidental, mortal.
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
Miss Gertrude Farish, in fact, typified the mediocre and the ineffectual.
Edith Wharton -- The House of Mirth
And still a mediocre ride.
Ellen Hopkins -- Identical
I participated in sports and games as often as I could, but my performances were no more than mediocre.