middle state

See: mediocrity
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He told me it was men of desperate fortunes on one hand, or of aspiring, superior fortunes on the other, who went abroad upon adventures, to rise by enterprise, and make themselves famous in undertakings of a nature out of the common road; that these things were all either too far above me or too far below me; that mine was the middle state, or what might be called the upper station of low life, which he had found, by long experience, was the best state in the world, the most suited to human happiness, not exposed to the miseries and hardships, the labour and sufferings of the mechanic part of mankind, and not embarrassed with the pride, luxury, ambition, and envy of the upper part of mankind.
Honesty, in the something between, in the middle state of worldly circumstances, is all that I am anxious for your not looking down on.
Now I thought, indeed, that I enjoyed the middle state of life which my father so earnestly recommended to me, and lived a kind of heavenly life, something like what is described by the poet, upon the subject of a country life:-
I was in the middle state between sleeping and waking, either then or immediately afterwards; for, as he resumed - it was a real fact that he had stopped playing - I saw and heard the same old woman ask Mrs.
He had subsequently travelled New England and the Middle States, as a peddler, in the employment of a Connecticut manufactory of cologne-water and other essences.
They are of opinion that the generality of mankind are neither so obstinately wicked as to deserve everlasting punishment, nor so good as to merit being admitted into the society of the blessed spirits; and therefore God is graciously pleased to allow of a middle state, where they may be purified by certain degrees of suffering.
A quarter century after the Khomeini revolution, Iran seems to be stuck in some indeterminate middle state.
And her reward for a season that brought 11 goals in 19 games is a move to division one Middle State University in Tennessee.
Contract award: provision of food for the school lunch in kindergarten, elementary and middle state.
Middle State Tennessee State University has chosen the TESCAN LYRA 3 FIB-SEM workstation to enhance interdisciplinary research.
Every month the college publishes a one-page flyer that is distributed to all students, says Pinhas Fridenberg, registrar, and vice president for professional development for the Middle State Association of Collegiate Registrars and Officers of Admission (www.
Strayer University, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, will offer associate, bachelor's and master's degrees to all participating FCA US dealership employees and their immediate family members.

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