Example sentences for: illiteracy

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

  • Indeed, you could view this show as a carnivalesque celebration of our growing tolerance for illiteracy.

  • At the same time, the new government instituted sweeping, enlightened programs to eradicate illiteracy and provide free universal schooling and health care.

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

  • 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.

  • I don't know about Canada, Australia, etc., but in the U.S. this kind of referent usage is considered a heinous illiteracy (by those who consider such matters), and those who wish to appear educated would be wise to avoid it.


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