Definitions for middling
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any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)
average, fair, mediocre, middlingadverb
lacking exceptional quality or ability
"a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"
reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb
to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
"pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"
Of intermediate or average size, position, or quality; mediocre
The football team is never the worst or best in its league; its position is always middling.
In fairly good health.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from middle.
A middling sort of a man, left well enough to pass by his father, could never think he had enough so long as any man had more. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
The bigness of a church ought to be no greater than that unto which the voice of a preacher of middling lungs will easily extend. John Graunt, Bills of Mortality.
Longinus preferred the sublime genius that sometimes errs, to the middling or indifferent one, which makes few faults, but seldom rises to any excellence. Dryden.
Middling his head, and prone to earth his view. Thomas Tickell.
Middling generally refers to something of intermediate or average size, quality, position, or degree. It suggests moderate or satisfactory condition or performance, neither very good nor very bad, typically mediocre or ordinary. It can occasionally also refer to the middle class in a society.
of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary
Etymology and Origins
North of England, and also American, for medium or passable in the sense of feeling well.
The numerical value of middling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of middling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Because of the volatility, you'll need an even stronger report to get them to hike, a middling report might not be enough if markets continue on like this.
Syverud said in a statement. RECRUITING HIT : The NCAA penalties included the reduction of three men's basketball scholarships a year for four years and recruiting restrictions will be enforced for two years. Jim Boeheim has what is regarded as the best recruiting class in Jim Boeheim long tenure coming in the fall. In its decision, The NCAA indicated that Syracuse can delay the scholarship reductions by one year in the case of any student-athletes that have a financial agreement with the university. Syracuse loses only Rakeem Christmas from this year's team and is at the 13-scholarship limit for 2015-16. MIDDLING MAN : The NCAA said several violations involved students and staff. The report added that academic violations stemmed from the director of basketball operations, who was hand-picked by Jim Boeheim to address academic matters and ended up violating academic integrity.'' The rule's pretty clear, the head coach has a duty to monitor activities in his program. Jim Boeheim did dispute that Jim Boeheim should be held accountable. There was controversy over that. It( the charge) was not effectively rebutted at all.
Pretty fine. Middling. On a day-to-day basis, I'm a solid six out of 10, i don't know how often I can hope for much more than that. I'm drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me. I don't think I'm unique in that sense. I'm all right with a six. If I get a couple of days a week at a seven... it's great.
Daario/Jorah: Can you fight? Tyrion: I have fought. I don't claim to be a great warrior. Daario/Jorah: Are you good on a horse? Tyrion: Middling. Daario/Jorah: So mainly you talk. Tyrion: And drink. I've survived so far.
There is nothing keeps longer than a middling fortune, and nothing melts away sooner than a great one. Poverty treads upon the heels of great and unexpected riches.
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