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pro·sa·ic

 (prō-zā′ĭk)
adj.
1.
a. Consisting or characteristic of prose.
b. Matter-of-fact; straightforward.
2. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.

[Late Latin prōsaicus, from Latin prōsa, prose; see prose.]

pro·sa′i·cal·ly adv.
pro·sa′ic·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.prosaically - in a matter-of-fact mannerprosaically - in a matter-of-fact manner; "I applied my attention prosaically to my routine"
Translations

prosaically

[prəʊˈzeɪɪkəlɪ] ADVprosaicamente

prosaically

[prəʊˈzeɪɪkəli] advprosaïquement

prosaically

adv say, explainprosaisch; approachnüchtern

prosaically

[prəʊˈzeɪɪklɪ] advprosaicamente
References in classic literature ?
When he saw the little thing again as she really was, as Adam's wife, at work quite prosaically in her new home, he should perhaps wonder at the possibility of his past feelings.
The wise must bow to the wisdom of such men as Coleridge and Southey, but, being wise, have laughed at poetical theories so prosaically exemplifled.
At the first moment there had arisen from his poet's head, or, simply and prosaically, from his empty stomach, a mist, a vapor, so to speak, which, spreading between objects and himself, permitted him to catch a glimpse of them only in the incoherent fog of nightmare,--in those shadows of dreams which distort every outline, agglomerating objects into unwieldy groups, dilating things into chimeras, and men into phantoms.
He ached with desire to express and could but gibber prosaically as everybody gibbered.
The red triangles warning of 'Flood' were a good reminder to take more care and after a heady evening, my thoughts turned, more prosaically, to the Northumberland Local Plan.
It is important to recall that the 2008 financial crisis started in the United States, prosaically enough, with the bursting of a housing bubble.
More prosaically, graphics can undoubtedly tell a useful tale, just as numbers can, although both may still be distorted by selection and differing interpretation.
Ironically, that figure was the father of the National Health Service (that David Cameron says he reveres) one Aneurin Bevan, who also oversaw the building of 500,000 units of social housing, known more prosaically then as council houses.
Elsewhere, one is not quite sure whether Green's satirical pamphlet A Vison of Hell originated in a doctrinal debate or, more prosaically, in his desire to hit back at his parishioners for refusing to satisfy his financial appeals.
Well it's either down to that other cherished cliche - "the sign of a good team is that they can win when they're playing badly" - or, rather more prosaically, the Dutchman is a lucky so-and-so.
This ecclesial reality is well known for its uncompromising fidelity to an ancient theological heritage but also, more prosaically, for the ongoing struggles between the Orthodox Church in America on one hand, and a variety of ethnic ecclesial jurisdictions on the other.
The warrior figures, known rather prosaically as 'Statue A' and 'Statue B', have been the subject of much scholarly attention in the intervening decades, as classicists and archaeologists have debated their origins, style, purpose and (above all) authorship.