(1) But for all these prosaic explanations, there is also a sense of mystery about this work.(2) I don't think I've seen prose this, well, prosaic since I was a teaching assistant grading papers at Columbia.(3) That's why in rehearsals he often decodes classical mime to prosaic prose.(4) The prosaic reality often falls short of this exalted ideal.(5) I'm saying something more prosaic and direct: the administration hasn't been honest about its intentions or goals.(6) Many poets seem threatened by the apparently easily appropriated and fungible modes of prose and prosaic rationality.(7) On Monday, Wall Street reopened for business in defiant tone but more prosaic realities quickly took over, dragging the Dow to its largest ever one-day points fall.(8) Unfortunately, the music on the whole is prosaic , even boring at times.(9) No more than we want our poems to be poetic do we want our prose to be prosaic .(10) He also performs some prosaic poetry of more recent vintage, before nervously taking to the mic to croon.(11) His crime, by contrast, seems rather prosaic .(12) Old sportswriters tend to use mysticism to clarify events that have prosaic , tangible explanations.(13) The 15 photographs in the series depict prosaic , everyday landscapes: a parking lot, a sports field, a construction site.(14) Though aware of surrounding political, military and social developments, they focused on more prosaic concerns.(15) Indeed, in a literature that perhaps some find prosaic , these papers stand out for their wit and charm as well as their scholarship.(16) These poems and a few others tend to be prosaic , obsessed with private matters in banal terms.