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inferior
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
of low quality, or of lower quality or rank than something else — sometimes used as a noun to refer to a person of lower rank or status
  • Like most white Americans, Martin had talked a great deal about the inferiority of Negroes and had learned nothing whatever about them.
    Chapter 33 (69% in)
  • ...clinic luncheons he met surgeons from London, New York, Boston; men with limousines and social positions and the offensive briskness of the man who has numerous engagements, or the yet more offensive quietness of the person who is amused by his inferiors; master technicians, readers of papers at medical congresses, executives and controllers, unafraid to operate before a hundred peering doctors, or to give well-bred and exceedingly final orders to subordinates; captaingenerals of...
    Chapter 25 (40% in)

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?  —3 uses
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  • I certainly don't see why we should be inferior to this bunch, in ANYTHING.
    Chapter 22 (94% in)
  • Like most laboratory men, he believed that the reason why workmen found less joy in sewing vests or in pulling a lever than he did in a long research was because they were an inferior race, born lazy and wicked.
    Chapter 22 (19% in)
  • Martin was faithful enough about it, and gave to it almost every morning, but he blasphemed more than usual and he unholily welcomed scientific papers in which lipovaccines were condemned as inferior to ordinary salt solutions.
    Chapter 27 (93% in)

There are no more uses of "inferior" in Arrowsmith.

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