One recipient of an online master's degree commented that his online education experience was "mediocre at best" due to the lack of feedback and interaction with fellow students.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 2002年9月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT191012", "2425023"
These people are the so called "untouchables" or the dalits who are treated as second class citizens by the community members.〔【出典】Global Voices Online◆【英文】Bhumika Ghimire ◆【和訳】Mariko Yagi ◆【License】CC BY 3.0 〕
second-rate ~ at best
It was a mediocre film with a predictable ending.
But here I do not even qualify as a second-class resident.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1996年11月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT121052", "2271288"
India's minister for overseas affairs, Valajay Ravi, has labeled Victoria's Police Commissioner Simon Overland a "petty officer" for saying Australia is safer than India and for criticizing the Indian media's coverage of allegedly racist attacks."VOA-T223", "2369214"
show how ~ paradoxically churns out mediocre people
Schools, shops, West End theatres, fringe theatres, royal parks, galleries, exhibition halls surprisingly even a church, all played host one way or another.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 2002年7月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT189032", "2440289"
because his financial condition had constrained him to tie himself to second-class distillers and brewers.〔【出典】日英対訳文・対応付けデータ（独立行政法人情報通信研究機構）〕"_GRACE2", "2589634"
Many people claim that Japan is economically first-rate, but politically second-rate, but if there were no criticisms directed toward Japan, I don't think we would have seen such a quick realization of policies that seek for richness in our lives, such as the stability of the cost of living as a result of a steep reduction in tariffs.〔【出典】Hiragana Times, 1992年9月号◆【出版社】株式会社ヤック企画 〕"HT071054", "2399257"