prosaically


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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
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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.
He ached with desire to express and could but gibber prosaically as everybody gibbered.
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.
But there's nothing of the texture of the well-known director's work in this sensitively performed but prosaically faux-poetic tract about a mother and son on the poverty line.
Alonzo sees DV more prosaically, as just another useful tool.
Agony,anguish and yet joy in that household,'' remarkedFrench prosaically, the camera panning to a touching brotherly embrace.
Made of steel, the serpentine planes resemble Richard Serra sculptures, or, more prosaically, agricultural relics marooned in the bush.
More prosaically, Purdy is a latter-day surrealist cooking up a suggestive creepiness in the over-looked.
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Less prosaically and more practically, Hamer observed that in addition to the grants and subsidies system that Europe seems stuck with for better or worse, another key to the growth, if not survival, of Euro cinema are the fests such as the one hosting their discussion.
Nevertheless, there are those in this country, especially in the media and politics, who prosaically hyphenate certain groups of Americans along racial lines.