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  • "Middling," discontentedly, "Bluebell looks well in those cool, simple dresses; but you are never really pretty, Cecil, except in a grand velvet dress, and then you are splendid."

    Bluebell A Novel

  • "Middling" is the commonest word in a Manxman's mouth.

    The Little Manx Nation - 1891

  • "Middling," said Molly, taking the initiative as usual.

    The Maidens' Lodge None of Self and All of Thee, (In the Reign of Queen Anne)

  • "Middling," responded the captain, to whom a dead calm was not quite so agreeable as it was to his passengers.

    The Channings

  • "Middling," he answered respectfully, "but it smells so good and things looks so pretty, I don't mind.

    While Caroline Was Growing

  • "Middling," said I; "the fact is, Dicky, you may as well know it, but

    Tom, Dick and Harry

  • Rather than seeking to dictate taste to “the Middling Class of People,” the pair acknowledged that “Their character is established” and would only “buy quantitys” of products that they already knew they liked.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Middling among the distinguished author's score of thrillers.

    The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly: Book summary

  • Middling or worse reviews for an author without a built-in audience mean that not only will librarians be more likely to give the book a miss, but its publisher will be less inclined to fork out more money for advertising and promotion.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Middling or worse reviews for an author without a built-in audience mean that not only will librarians be more likely to give the book a miss, but its publisher will be less inclined to fork out more money for advertising and promotion.

    A conspiracy theory of reviewing

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