Definitions

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  • adj. Alternative form of prosaic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as prosaic.

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Examples

  • “Wartah” = precipice, quagmire, quicksand and hence sundry secondary and metaphorical significations, under which, as in the “Semitic” (Arabic) tongues generally, the prosaical and material sense of the word is clearly evident.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • This passage illustrates also the difference between the highly-developed imagination of the one and the stodgy prosaical temperament of the other.

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • Ned Vickery sang with the most exquisite smoothness, but stumbled a little in prosaical conversation.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • Wallencamp received their deathblow, and my labors, which had before been cheered by a dream of partially satisfying success, at least, took on an utterly goal-less and prosaical form.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • I found that they could not read, but they could write in a truly fluent and unconventional style; they could not commit prosaical facts to memory, but they could sing songs containing any number of irrelevant stanzas.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • This passage illustrates also the difference between the highly - developed imagination of the one and the stodgy prosaical temperament of the other.

    The Art of the Story-Teller

  • Every one in the neighbourhood knew that "Batushka" (papa), as he was familiarly called, was too prosaical, practical a man to see things ethereal, that he was an irrepressible talker, and that when he could not conveniently find an audience he created one by his own imagination.

    Russia

  • No such stroke of poetry is possible to our system; we have not yet provided even for the election of young girls to the presidency; and though we may prefer our prosaical republican conditions, we must still feel the charm of such an incident in the mother monarchy.

    London Films

  • Why do men listen with more strict attention to an inflammatory harangue, that may not be argumentative, than to a prosaical discourse, that is, to an anecdote than to a prayer, to an extravaganza than to a lecture, or derive more pleasure from pantomimic drollery than from Hamlet, or hearing an opera they do not understand than from reading an essay they do.

    A Controversy Between "Erskine" and "W. M." on the Practicability of Suppressing Gambling.

  • "Wartah" = precipice, quagmire, quicksand and hence sundry secondary and metaphorical significations, under which, as in the "Semitic" (Arabic) tongues generally, the prosaical and material sense of the word is clearly evident.

    Arabian nights. English

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