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  • She spoke with scorn of the other inhabitants of the apartment-house, who were "so prosaic, so conventional..."
  • But Martin, being Martin, walked prosaically up and down his laboratory, snarling.

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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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