Usage examples for prosaic

  1. Was I so prosaic? – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  2. She seemed commonplace, prosaic, in contrast with the woman who had looked upon him from the luminous shadow. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  3. It was best for Laura that she should receive her explanations of life in very plain prose, and the picture that her aunt presented of Haldane and his prospects was prosaic indeed. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  4. I stood by the prosaic telephone instrument and looked into the darkened recesses of the passage. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Everything, and nothing, is prosaic. – A Poor Man's House by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  6. He pulled himself together and started at a rapid pace for the tower, where he found Feller sitting by the table, one leg over the other easily, engaged in the prosaic business of sewing a button on his blouse. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. " Is it Saint X that is prosaic," said Adelaide, " or is it we, in failing to see the truth about familiar things?" – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  8. It was a rather sordid and prosaic union. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  9. He has no indefinite suggestion of beauty; even his descriptions of nature, though always accurate and picturesque, being somewhat prosaic. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  10. He is under the sway of a prosaic ideal- confessed in the phrase, " My object was to make the reader feel that he was going through a piece of real experience"- and he is putting some constraint upon the poet within him. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  11. His is a pretty song by itself, but set in contrast with music so full of imagination and poetry, it sounded painfully abrupt and prosaic. – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  12. To them the " day" was not as our brief prosaic day- to them too had been " appointed a day for a year." – The Coming of the Friars by Augustus Jessopp
  13. I feel much too prosaic to imagine spending my everyday working hours in it. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  14. The task of taking the pitch out of this lake, Stuart found to be as prosaic as the lake itself. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  15. What is to be said of the doings of such prosaic folk- folk who have merely set themselves free from restraint that they might follow their own fancies without hurry and without hindrance? – My Tropic Isle by E J Banfield
  16. This unexpected demonstration from her prosaic sister touched Sylvia more than the most sentimental lamentations from another. – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  17. It was a prosaic way of forming a friendship, but it was effective. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  18. Heavily laden men would have found it difficult travelling by prosaic daylight; but now, with the added impossibility of picking a route ahead, we found ourselves in all sorts of trouble. – African Camp Fires by Stewart Edward White
  19. That is more than possible, Gurdon said, thoughtfully; but so far as I can judge from what this paper says, Fenwick's death seems to have been prosaic enough. – The Mystery of the Four Fingers by Fred M. White
  20. There was something wholesome and prosaic too about this homely equipage, which was inexpressibly soothing to a mind so worn by successive terrors. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle