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prosaic
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
  • Here one has conventional worldly notions and habits without instruction and without polish, surely the most prosaic form of human life; proud respectability in a gig of unfashionable build; worldliness without side-dishes.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (29% in)
  • The peculiarities of his father and mother were very irksome to him, now they were laid bare of all the softening accompaniments of an easy, prosperous home; for Tom had very clear, prosaic eyes, not apt to be dimmed by mists of feeling or imagination.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Torn Nest Is Pierced by the Thorns (17% in)
  • The scene was just what Lucy expected, and her kind heart delighted in bringing Philip and Maggie together again; though, even with all her regard for Philip, she could not resist the impression that her cousin Tom had some excuse for feeling shocked at the physical incongruity between the two,—a prosaic person like cousin Tom, who didn't like poetry and fairy tales.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (14% in)

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