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Synonyms for prosy

lacking wit or imagination

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It has been a prosy day for us," she said thoughtfully, "but to some people it has been a wonderful day.
I have read somewhere," laughed Anne, "that the first child is a poem but the tenth is very prosy prose.
the savage) began to hit himself severe thumps in the chest, and to exhibit other indications of being desperately in love, which being rather a prosy proceeding, was very likely the cause of the maiden's falling asleep; whether it was or no, asleep she did fall, sound as a church, on a sloping bank, and the savage perceiving it, leant his left ear on his left hand, and nodded sideways, to intimate to all whom it might concern that she WAS asleep, and no shamming.
In his later life he wrote a great quantity of Puritan religious verse, largely prosy in spite of his fluency.
At last he said with an almost touching vagueness, "Well, I'm afraid you'll think it so prosy.
I make no apologies for this extremely prosy paragraph.
It was not her fault they were so prosy, so completely uninteresting -- from "My darling wife" at the beginning, to "Your loving husband" at the end.
Well, then, draw that little table into this window, and let me get out of hearing of those prosy politics.
It would be very dull, prosy work, he thought, writing there forever to the loud ticking of a timepiece.
Kumin's verse could seem prosy at times, naturally enough given her profound interest in novels.
CSA proxy at CSA prosy at baseline is baseline: savings positively related account opened at a (OR=1.
The initial cap is distracting, drawing unwonted attention to the modest conjunction, and heightening the impression that "feared," which would have seemed like semi-automatic parallelism if paired with "reviled" in the previous line, is slightly out of place, as though betraying emotion buried beneath the prosy detachment.
The ruined poem asks us to remember the lost whole, and by the end of the poem, despite all the prosy language--those etcs, the litotes ('my tidier lines'), the cliches ('the point is'), and all that humble conversationalism--we still know nothing about how the poem got written; it remains a secret, a message in a bottle carefully addressed to no one.
The first half of the book was dense, allusive, difficult; then the tone changed with the Life Studies poems, free-verse, almost prosy, autobiographical pieces with lower-case letters at the beginning of the lines as if repudiating all the solemnity previously associated with poetry.
Especially between the second and third comments, he runs the gamut, going from an idiomatic reading (whereby his poem exhibits a perfectly shareable, colloquial, prosy rhythm), to an idiolectical reading utterly singular in its rhythms (a song of himself, of sorts).