Example sentences for: illiteracy

How can you use “illiteracy” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • I was astounded to realize that illiterate market women (Benin has an illiteracy rate of over 75%) happily multiply five by thirteen and add one hundred while my brain is still struggling to work out whether this comes to more or less than 150.

  • Our culture is filled with ways to help people hide their illiteracy.

  • Self-educated, poor beyond imagining, John Clare experienced a brief, condescending vogue as England's "Peasant Poet," at a time when illiteracy was a norm for England's rural workers, and poets were expected to come from higher social ranks.

  • Pouring one-third of its entire budget into education, Puerto Rico cut illiteracy to about 10 percent.

  • 2. Yoysef Mlotek, Cultural Director of the fraternal Jewish organization, the Workmen's Circle (“ der arbeter ring ”), published in the New York Yiddish weekly Forverts a sharp attack on the outrageous illiteracy of the Yiddish translation of the Census Bureau Guide (April 20, 1990, p.


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