PROSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PROSE
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prose
 n.  essay; ordinary speech or writing; commonplace expression or quality
Example Sentence:
1  Unintentionally boring, he wrote page after page of pedestrian prose.
2  Flat prose and flat ginger ale are equally insipid: both lack sparkle.
3  In very truth the saga is a prose epic, and marked by every quality an epic should possess.
4  This is an interesting miscellany of nineteenth-century prose and poetry.
5  The manual that came with my VCR was no masterpiece of expository prose: its explanations were so garbled that I couldn't even figure out how to rewind a tape.
6  The primary issue in prose is motive: You have to understand why the people do what they do.
7  Despite occasional patches of purple prose, the book is mostly clear and incisive.
8  John Lennon found time to publish two books of his humorous prose.
9  They preach the abolition of established systems but prose nothing to replace them.
10  His prose style is far too mannered and self-conscious.
11  Thomas Carlyle , notwithstanding his tedious rhetoric, is a master of the sublime in prose style.
Classic Sentence:
1  O Favourite, I cease to address you as 'thou,' because I pass from poetry to prose.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—THE WISDOM OF THOLOMYES
2  It is to be noted that the age of periphrase in verse was the age of crudities in prose.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III—LUC-ESPRIT
3  The work of the graving-tool alone would be too pale; there must be poured into the channel a concentrated prose which bites.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
4  The granite solidity of such and such a celebrated prose is nothing but the accumulation effected by the tyrant.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER II—THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
5  This bishop's prose shocks me; I want to eat eggs without being permitted.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER IV—THE CHILD IS AMAZED AT THE OLD MAN
6  Verse would hardly venture it, prose must not.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—DAWN
7  What I liked was just that cheap bustle, that bare prose.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: VIII
8  Sometimes it's prose, and sometimes it comes out poetry.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
9  Many heroes have been described to us in verse and prose, but of Dokhturov scarcely a word has been said.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER XV
10  Yet, though quarter-staff play be out of date, what we can in prose we will do for these bold champions.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
11  But let me observe that all histories are against you--all stories, prose and verse.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
12  I counted up to high numbers, to make sure of myself, and repeated passages that I knew in prose and verse.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
13  Most people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
14  But this poetry done into solemn prose meant either wholesale confiscation of private property in the South, or vast appropriations.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
15  In the meantime,' said Traddles, coming back to his chair; 'and this is the end of my prosing about myself, I get on as well as I can.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES