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Prose meaning

prose - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing; language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; -- contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
  2. 2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
  3. 3. A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.
  4. 4. Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as, prose composition.
  5. 5. Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics; plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
  6. 6. To write in prose.
  7. 7. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
  8. 8. To write prose.
  9. 9. Discourse not in verse; dull, unimaginative writings.
  10. 10. Prosaic.
  11. 11. To discourse in a dull, tedious manner.

prose - examples of usage

  1. " Ay," said I, " but written in bitter prose, and no hint of enchantment anywhere. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  2. To the Countess, we may be sure, Alfieri never failed to give a most elaborate account of his day's work, nor to read to her whatever scenes of his plays he had blocked out, in prose, or worked up in verse. - "The Countess of Albany", Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee).
  3. Such works might have been written in prose, if the art of prose composition had been as familiar as that of verse. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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