Example sentences for: intelligentsia

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

  • Morris' failure is symptomatic of the failure of the intelligentsia in this country to comprehend Reagan.

  • Posted Dec. 15: The intelligentsia at the barricades.

  • 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").

  • Baseball has never been allowed by the intelligentsia to be simply a game played with a ball--it must always be a metaphor for something grander, like democracy, the re-creation of the Garden of Eden, the rights of the individual vs. the needs of the collective, or whatever.

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