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Related to prosily: call on, so far, scrutinised, took over


adj. pros·i·er, pros·i·est
1. Matter-of-fact and dry; prosaic.
2. Dull; commonplace.

[From prose.]

pros′i·ly adv.
pros′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.prosily - in a prosy manner; "somewhat prosily and repetitively expounded"
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