ILLITERATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ILLITERATE
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illiterate
 a.  unable to read and write; uncultured or uneducated
Example Sentence:
1  I'm disturbed that so many of the students appear to be illiterate.
2  People judged to be functionally illiterate lack the basic reading and writing skills required in everyday life.
3  About half the population in the country is still illiterate.
4  A surprising percentage of the population are illiterate.
5  The children are musically illiterate in that village.
6  This paper examines some of the problems and difficulties experienced in undertaking surveys among illiterate and semiliterate commuters.
Classic Sentence:
1  Abel was a shrewd, grave giant, illiterate, kind of heart, older than the other boys and with as good or better manners in the presence of ladies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  When noon came, she put off her apron and sneaked away from the hospital while Mrs. Merriwether was busy writing a letter for a gangling, illiterate mountaineer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
3  Usually the occupants of the rooms were former Confederate soldiers of the rougher, illiterate type, homeless men, men without families, beating their way about the country in hope of finding work.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
4  Rude, illiterate, dirty, he was a bulwark between the ladies and the terrors of Reconstruction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  Already many other Southern states had illiterate negroes in high public office and legislatures dominated by negroes and Carpetbaggers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
6  There is a certain swinish comfort in being with a woman who loves you utterly and respects you for being a fine gentleman--even if she is an illiterate whore.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
7  Of course the illiterate ones resent your references to anything farther away than Minneapolis.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
8  She was magnificently a specimen of the illiterate divorcee of forty made up to look thirty, clever, and alluring.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
9  Now I am twenty-eight and am in reality more illiterate than many schoolboys of fifteen.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
10  "Here, I opened your letter too," said Kitty, handing him an illiterate letter.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 16
11  In his leisure moments, which were far from frequent, he read, although he hated books; this caused him to be not wholly illiterate.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
12  Fauchelevent, who was illiterate but very sharp, understood that he had to deal with a formidable species of man, with a fine talker.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO BE DRUNK IN ORDER TO BE ...