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middling

[′mid·liŋ]
(mining engineering)
An ore product intermediate in mineral content between a concentrate and a tailing.
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That the production is only middlingly successful raises as many questions about the play's ongoing viability as it does about some odd directoral choices by Brokaw.
A middlingly entertaining affair, a bunch of pampered Central Park Zoo animals find themselves washed up in Madagascar when Marty experiences a mid-life crisis on his tenth birthday and starts hankering for the freedom of the wild.
For Avison, certain types of martial sound--perhaps Beattie's middlingly "noisy notes"--excite "social passions." Horrifying sounds or outright noise--bereft of any discernible "notes"--accompany dissocial passions.