The absence of so prosaic a commodity as grapefruit juice had suddenly made real to him, for the first time, what it was that would happen to the city of New York if anything happened to the Taggart Bridge.
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It was a prosaic and unimaginative essay.
They reject life as prosaic, and create a death which they call poetic.