PROSAIC in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PROSAIC
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 a.  dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact; factual
Classic Sentence:
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
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.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
3  Yes, I was only a prosaic little coward.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Context  Highlight   In ACT I
4  There was in Lily a vein of sentiment, perhaps transmitted from this source, which gave an idealizing touch to her most prosaic purposes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
6  At this moment our friend Chichikov also was experiencing visions of a not wholly prosaic nature.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
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.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: IX
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 Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  Though the ad writers came up with an original way to publicize the product, the head office rejected it for a more prosaic, ordinary slogan.
2  If only she'd been called 'Camilla' or 'Flavia' instead of the prosaic 'Jane'.