IGNORANCE in a Sentence

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ignorance
 n.  lack of knowledge or education
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Both the doctor and his wife looked slightly shocked at her ignorance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  He laughed and she blushed for her ignorance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
3  Like monkeys or small children turned loose among treasured objects whose value is beyond their comprehension, they ran wild--either from perverse pleasure in destruction or simply because of their ignorance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
4  Any other Atlanta woman would have expired in rage at having to listen to such bigoted ignorance but Scarlett managed to control herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
5  She didn't want to hear bad tidings about her own family from an outsider, didn't want him to know of her ignorance of what had happened.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
6  Hardly any of his acquaintances cared for Americana, or knew anything about them; and the consciousness of this ignorance threw Mr. Gryce's knowledge into agreeable relief.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
7  He put it to her as if she had not grasped the consequences of her act; as if her incorrigible ignorance of business were about to precipitate her into a fresh act of folly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  The savants stared at her ignorance.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  Aunt Bessie was a bridge over whom the older women, bearing gifts of counsel and the ignorance of experience, poured into Carol's island of reserve.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
10  Except for half a dozen in each town the citizens are proud of that achievement of ignorance which it is so easy to come by.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
11  The cloud of serene ignorance submerges them in unhappiness and futility.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
12  One after another they peered in, for nothing but their own eyes could persuade such ignorance as theirs, and one after another they slunk away.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
13  , massacres were excused as the natural resentment of intelligence against government by ignorance.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In IV
14  Honest white men practically conceded the necessity of intelligence murdering ignorance to correct the mistake of the general government, and the race was left to the tender mercies of the solid South.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In IV
15  She laughed at Arobin's pretensions, and deplored Mrs. Highcamp's ignorance.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
Example Sentence: (80 in 6 pages)
16  The relation of disease to poverty and ignorance is easy to see.
17  We preferred to remain in blissful ignorance of what was going on.
18  Meanwhile, greed and vanity, using lies and fear, will once again manipulate ignorance and resentment.
19  Do you think that her ignorance is a reasonable argument for this failure?
20  The essence of meek is to be patient with ignorance, slow to anger and never hold a grudge.
21  When he tried to answer the questions, I heard he evince his ignorance of the subject matter.
22  The brevity of our lives breeds a kind of temporal parochialism—an ignorance of or an indifference to those planetary gears which turn more slowly than our own.
23  For a cultivated man to be ignorant of foreign languages is a great inconveniece.
24  It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
25  Wise men become wiser as they grow older, ignorant men more ignorant.
26  What we are ignorant of is immense.
27  She is ignorant of the latest development in computer industry.
28  Many teenagers are surprisingly ignorant about current politics.
29  The general public remained totally ignorant of the danger.
30  To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.