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prosaic

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Definition lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • It was a prosaic and unimaginative essay.
prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • They reject life as prosaic, and create a death which they call poetic.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Essays, First Series
  • It is to be a cold, prosaic, matter-of-fact business proposition.
    London, Jack  --  Martin Eden
  • It was hard to believe that amongst so prosaic surroundings of neglect and dust and decay there was any ground for such fear as already we knew.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual
  • I find myself saying briefly and prosaically that it is much more important to be oneself than anything else.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • prosaically = lacking anything unusual
  • That sounded so prosaic; but to my surprise I found it true.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • "Well, they will do it," said Japp prosaically.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • prosaically = in a matter-of-fact manner (lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging)
  • He never left the cinema very quickly. It always took him a moment or two to return to the prosaic reality of everyday life.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • 'Just so,' said Mrs. Micawber, 'my dear Mr. Traddles, I wish to be as prosaic and literal as possible on a subject of so much importance.'
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • prosaic = plain speaking (lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging)
  • The approach is prosaic.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • Francie thought her diary would be like that, but excepting for some romantic observations on Harold Clarence, actor, the entries were prosaic.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual or interesting
  • The blotch, which until then she had regarded as the most prosaic of skin blemishes, had become an obsession.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual or interesting
  • 'We're not dead yet,' said Julia prosaically.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • prosaically = in a matter-of-fact manner (a bland manner — as though unconcerned)
  • Sassburger telephoned for ice, and the bell-boy who brought it said, prosaically and unprompted, "Highball glasses or cocktail?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • prosaically = in a matter-of-fact manner (lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging)
  • In the most prosaic way possible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • had been fool enough to suppose that the cleverest woman in Europe would settle down to the prosaic bonds of English matrimony.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • It seemed sort of prosaic to be hungry after all that had passed last night.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • prosaic = ordinary (lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging)
  • Or someone more prosaic like Peggy Lee?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • She spoke with scorn of the other inhabitants of the apartment-house, who were "so prosaic, so conventional..."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • It isn't just prosaic factors like the weather that influence behavior.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
prosaic = lacking anything unusual or interesting

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