from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being middling; mediocrity.
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"I don't feel able to follow your advice of enjoying my own middlingness."
I make it a virtue to be content with my middlingness, "said Deronda, smiling;" it is always pardonable, so that one does not ask others to take it for superiority. "
I expect the picture to be welcomed for its middlingness. "