In the past, it has actually helped the cause of freedom that politics is mostly a pursuit for third-rate talents.
First-rate and third-rate works of the same size brought similar prices.
Do you know,” said I, “that I am now a performer in a third-rate travelling circus?
To you or me he would have looked like what he was, a second or third-rate tragedian.
She has become a third-rate harlot, a bundle of rags and bones and paint.
There are numerous second- and third-rate hotels in the city and suburbs.
She brought me one day a feeble little volume of third-rate verse, with a page turned down at a passage she requested me to read.
As a boy, I have seen it ranked only as a third-rate seaport.
From that time, the latter took his position as a third-rate man.
Carr says we have not a more useful,—but third-rate, my dear.