Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Writing prose; speaking or writing in a tedious or prosy manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dullness or tediousness in speech or writing.

Etymologies

prose +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You want to hear about her; maybe you would find it kind of prosing; but there, the afternoon sun _is_ pretty hot, and the haymakers out there in the meadows have got a hard time of it.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 2, February, 1891

  • The rest of his time he spent in talk, and since I was a new listener I had to endure a good deal of his prosing in those first weeks.

    THE NUMBERS

  • Any gang of politicos is like the eighth circle of Hell, but the American breed is specially awful because they take it seriously and believe it matters; wherever you went, to dinner or an excursion or to pay a call, or even take a stroll, you were deafened with their infernal prosing-I daren't go to the privy without making sure some seedy heeler wasn't lying in wait to get me to join a caucus.

    Isabelle

  • I divided my days between working really-hard at my Russian, going for walks or rides with Valla and Sara or East, prosing with the Count in the evenings playing cards with the family they have a form of whist called "biritsch" which has caught on in England this last few years, and we played that most evenings - and generally taking life easy.

    The Sky Writer

  • It was all one to me if they decided on arquebuses; after a month spent listening to them prosing about jamming ramrods, and getting oil on my trousers, I found myself sharing the view of old General Scarlett, who once told me:

    The Sky Writer

  • "My - dear - Count!" says I, astonished, and everyone stopped talking; the Queen looked pop-eyed, and even Albert left off prosing to the noble corpse beside him.

    Fiancée

  • And also efforts to identify the perpetrators, but I wouldn't be prosing to go into any detail on that.

    Press Conference, Jakarta

  • What a disappointment to find you prosing on seals.micdeniroQuote

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Seals of San Diego Can Stay

  • Is it too much to remember that when prosing in public?

    Lord Hoffmann is right about the ECtHR

  • If she were to be submitted to my tuition, it would take me half a century to undo what old squaretoes and his prim wife have been prosing into her, to give her a fashionable manner, or becoming nonchalance.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

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