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mediocrity
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
  • I assure you we can't bear mediocrities.
    Chapter 17 (58% in)
  • Fortunately for him she had on the other side Lord Faudel, a most intelligent middle-aged mediocrity, as bald as a Ministerial statement in the House of Commons, with whom she was conversing in that intensely earnest manner which is the one unpardonable error, as he remarked once himself, that all really good people fall into, and from which none of them ever quite escape.
    Chapter 3 (54% in)
  • Two of the people he had never seen before, and the others consisted of Ernest Harrowden, one of those middle-aged mediocrities so common in London clubs who have no enemies, but are thoroughly disliked by their friends; Lady Ruxton, an over-dressed woman of forty-seven, with a hooked nose, who was always trying to get herself compromised, but was so peculiarly plain that to her great disappointment no one would ever believe anything against her; Mrs. Erlynne, a pushing nobody, with a...
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
  • To be popular one must be a mediocrity.
    Chapter 17 (56% in)

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