Example sentences for: intelligentsia

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

  • He horrified the publishing intelligentsia by shutting down Basic Books.

  • The authors wrote that they were "saddened and frightened" by the implications of this choice, and they blamed the white intelligentsia for legitimizing it.

  • Literati and intelligentsia retain their snooty classical endings because it looks good on them and other pseudo- cognoscente.

  • In addition to the support of left-wing Islamic radicals, Khatami received the overwhelming backing of the intelligentsia, the urban middle class, and female and younger voters.

  • I love her mocking eggheads at jazz clubs ("I do enjoy the intelligentsia's pretending they know a horn from a harp while the musicians pretend they know a book from a bookie").

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