1 Let me be prosaic so far as facts can be; it will help me to bear up, and imagination must not run riot with me.
2 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.
3 Yes, I was only a prosaic little coward.
4 There was in Lily a vein of sentiment, perhaps transmitted from this source, which gave an idealizing touch to her most prosaic purposes.
5 She held his hand tightly and stared ahead as the car swung round a corner and stopped in the street before a prosaic frame house in a small parched lawn.
6 At this moment our friend Chichikov also was experiencing visions of a not wholly prosaic nature.
7 It suddenly seemed to me that this commonplace, prosaic tea was horribly undignified and paltry after all that had happened, and I blushed crimson.
8 It is not that he is prosaic; far from that; but he replaces the solemn vision by the farcical phantasmagoria.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—HE IS AGREEABLE