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mediocrity
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
ordinariness as a consequence of being average and not outstanding
  • In fact, I thought you were behaving like a tramp only to emphasize the mediocrity of the saps whose works you had to write about.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (58% in)
  • But to be beaten by the man who has always stood as the particular example of mediocrity in his eyes, to start by the side of this mediocrity and to watch it shoot up, while he struggles and gets nothing but a boot in his face, to see the mediocrity snatch from him, one after another, the chances he'd give his life for, to see the mediocrity worshipped, to miss the place he wants and to see the mediocrity enshrined upon it, to lose, to be sacrificed, to be ignored, to be beaten,...
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (31% in)
  • But to be beaten by the man who has always stood as the particular example of mediocrity in his eyes, to start by the side of this mediocrity and to watch it shoot up, while he struggles and gets nothing but a boot in his face, to see the mediocrity snatch from him, one after another, the chances he'd give his life for, to see the mediocrity worshipped, to miss the place he wants and to see the mediocrity enshrined upon it, to lose, to be sacrificed, to be ignored, to be beaten,...
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (31% in)
  • But to be beaten by the man who has always stood as the particular example of mediocrity in his eyes, to start by the side of this mediocrity and to watch it shoot up, while he struggles and gets nothing but a boot in his face, to see the mediocrity snatch from him, one after another, the chances he'd give his life for, to see the mediocrity worshipped, to miss the place he wants and to see the mediocrity enshrined upon it, to lose, to be sacrificed, to be ignored, to be beaten,...
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (32% in)
  • ...in his eyes, to start by the side of this mediocrity and to watch it shoot up, while he struggles and gets nothing but a boot in his face, to see the mediocrity snatch from him, one after another, the chances he'd give his life for, to see the mediocrity worshipped, to miss the place he wants and to see the mediocrity enshrined upon it, to lose, to be sacrificed, to be ignored, to be beaten, beaten, beaten—not by a greater genius, not by a god, but by a Peter Keating—well, my little...
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (32% in)
  • ...it shoot up, while he struggles and gets nothing but a boot in his face, to see the mediocrity snatch from him, one after another, the chances he'd give his life for, to see the mediocrity worshipped, to miss the place he wants and to see the mediocrity enshrined upon it, to lose, to be sacrificed, to be ignored, to be beaten, beaten, beaten—not by a greater genius, not by a god, but by a Peter Keating—well, my little amateur, do you think the Spanish Inquisition ever thought of a...
    2.7 — Part 2 Chapter 7 (32% in)
  • It is a mistake to glorify mediocrity by an effort at serious criticism.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • It became a rigid set of new rules—the discipline of conscious incompetence, creative poverty made into a system, mediocrity boastfully confessed.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (69% in)
  • That's what I have to put on an act for all my life—for mean little mediocrities like you.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (37% in)
  • Enshrine mediocrity—and the shrines are razed.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (52% in)

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