- Pertaining to or having the characteristics of prose.
Etymology: From French prosaíque > Medieval Latin prosaicus ('in prose') < Latin prosa ('prose') < prorsus ('straightforward', 'in prose') > Old Latin provorsus ('straight ahead') < pro- ('forward') + vorsus ('turned') < vertere ('to turn') < Proto-Indo-European base
- The tenor of Eliot's work differs greatly from that of his poetry.
- (context, of writing or speaking) Straightforward; matter-of-fact; lacking the feeling or elegance of poetry.
- I was simply making the point that we are running late.
- (context, usually of writing or speaking but also figurative) Overly plain or simple, to the point of being boring; humdrum.
- His account of the incident was so that I nodded off while reading it.
- She lived a life.
- wer- ('to turn', 'to bend').
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