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  1. moderate to inferior in quality
    they improved the quality from mediocre to above average
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How To Use second-rate In A Sentence

  • a team of aging second-raters
  • Hampered by a name that was unpronounceable, together with a heavy accent, he was relegated to playing muscle-bound clods in a string of second-rate films.
  • Olivier's performance redeemed an otherwise second-rate play.
  • He added his two penn'orth to the discussion, saying that he habitually told his students it was better to read first-rate SF than second-rate science writing.' Archive 2010-01-01
  • A second-rate adaptation of the book eclipsed it; a first-rate readaptation, at the right moment, has rescued it. Times, Sunday Times
  • Do old radio broadcasts, minor record labels and second-rate artists merit box sets?
  • Taken at face value the words found sinister and can convey a false impression like some sort of second-rate horror movie.
  • You may be a second-rater, yet you write the first draft of history. Times, Sunday Times
  • France was made to disgorge the enormous gains she had made under Napoleon, but there was no attempt to reduce her to a second-rate power and she was speedily welcomed back into the comity of nations.
  • Far from passively accepting objectification as a second-rate climber because of her sex, she conceived her strong feminine gender identity as an asset.
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