Example sentences for: intelligentsia

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

  • I have few data to support me, and my stamina are not up to long, tedious research, but I have a hunch that media —the main agendum on many a pedant's plate these days—is well on its way to becoming a standard singular noun, except perhaps among hidebound literati and intransigent intelligentsia on various university campi, in style books, and in other blessed receptacles of holy semantic writ.

  • Reflecting the prejudices of the intelligentsia, Morris in his book and in interviews has described Reagan as "ignorant," an "airhead," and a "yahoo."

  • In 1997, she authored Dead Again: The Russian Intelligentsia After Communism and edited Half a Revolution , a collection of contemporary stories by Russian women.

  • They were a rendezvous for the intelligentsia who met to read foreign and provincial newspapers and glean information withheld in the heavily censored Berlin press.

  • 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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