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mediocrity
used in Moby Dick

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ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
  • 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.
    Chapters 40-42 -- Midnight, Forecastle; Moby Dick; The Whiteness of the Whale (58% in)

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