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  • Had the prosaic finding of the coroner not finally put an end to the romantic stories which have been whispered in connection with the affair, it might have been difficult to find a tenant for Baskerville Hall.
  • There he sat, with his tweed suit and his American accent, in the corner of a prosaic railway-carriage, and yet as I looked at his dark and expressive face I felt more than ever how true a descendant he was of that long line of high-blooded, fiery, and masterful men.

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  • It was a prosaic and unimaginative essay.
  • They reject life as prosaic, and create a death which they call poetic.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Essays, First Series

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