Certainly," continued Monte Cristo, "I make three assortments in fortune -- first-rate, second-rate, and third-rate fortunes.
The result, then, of six more such months as this would be to reduce the third-rate house to despair.
We have our clothes, some more splendid than others, -- this is our credit; but when a man dies he has only his skin; in the same way, on retiring from business, you have nothing but your real principal of about five or six millions, at the most; for third-rate fortunes are never more than a fourth of what they appear to be, like the locomotive on a railway, the size of which is magnified by the smoke and steam surrounding it.
He is a music master, or a penny-a-liner, or a third-rate
He trampled over all the young bucks of his father's circle, and was the hero among those third-rate
I wasn't shoutin' things out to anybody, but I just made myself into a committee of welcome; an', when the train pulled in, there I was, extendin' the glad hand of the burg--likewise the glad hand of a guy you used to know in Oakland once, a third-rate
dub prizefighter by the name of--lemme see--yep, I got it right--Big Bill Roberts was the name he used to sport, but now he's known as William Roberts, E.
In poor Maggie's highly-strung, hungry nature,--just come away from a third-rate
schoolroom, with all its jarring sounds and petty round of tasks,--these apparently trivial causes had the effect of rousing and exalting her imagination in a way that was mysterious to herself.
Jim McMurran, Stevenson, added: "A third-rate
player from a third-rate
team being economical with the truth.
Party political issues aside, does not it seem peculiar that we are effectively becoming a third-rate
This shambles made us look like a third-rate
Without their skills and enthusiasm Britain will be a second-rate country in danger of becoming a third-rate
WHAT does it say about the standard of BBC news production when it gives as much time, if not more, on its main news shows, to a story about Susan Boyle, who finished second in a third-rate
entertainment programme, than to the dreadful news about the loss of a plane in the Atlantic, and the demise of General Motors?
Sadly, the vast majority of voters are faced with an uninspiring list of third-rate
mediocrities whose lifetime ambition is to see their mugshot in the local free-sheet while claiming expenses.
These were second-rate weapons carried by third-rate
On the field, it's a so-so team in a third-rate