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  • The very prosaic one of our landlord.
  • France is so prosaic, and Paris so civilized a city, that you will not find in its eighty-five departments—I say eighty-five, because I do not include Corsica—you will not find, then, in these eighty-five departments a single hill on which there is not a telegraph, or a grotto in which the commissary of police has not put up a gaslamp.

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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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