Example sentences for: illiterate

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

  • This kind of story-telling was an important way to perpetuate legends for illiterate devotees, like comic books in stone.

  • 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.

  • The inhabitants are (gond ethnic tribe) illiterate, poorly clothed, health ignorant and work in forest or road construction work etc.

  • Forty percent of adult Arabs are illiterate, two-thirds of them women.

  • I was on a recent talk show, where the host referred to speakers of Black English as illiterate thugs.

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