1. a person of second-rate ability or value
    shone among the mediocrities who surrounded him
    a team of aging second-raters
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How To Use second-rater In A Sentence

  • a team of aging second-raters
  • You may be a second-rater, yet you write the first draft of history. Times, Sunday Times
  • We know that if the local party chooses a second-rater, he or she will still be elected. Times, Sunday Times
  • I didn't want to be a second-rater. The Sun
  • Yet before engaging in courteous battle of wits with the Welsh Windbag, I had seen the famous Silk pacing the small Robing Room at Lincoln Castle wracked with nerves before going into bat against an acknowledged second-rater of a judge. Archive 2007-07-29
  • She died in 1998, a classic example of artist as narcissist, which naturally makes her a second-rater. Times, Sunday Times
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