Usage examples for illiteracy

  1. An assumed illiteracy belonged with the side of life which he presented; but it is pathetic now to consider some of the really masterly sayings of Josh Billings presented in that uncouth form which was regarded as a part of humor a generation ago. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. With the disappearance of illiteracy and of the ignorance of the language of the country will also disappear many of the trouble- breeding problems which have held back immigrants in gaining their fair share of real prosperity, the intelligence and self- respect which are vital ingredients in any good citizenship. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
  3. Unless our citizens are trained to spend money wisely, and to distinguish clearly between the relative values of services and commodities, an increase in wages will never eliminate malnutrition, illiteracy, and other elements of poverty. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  4. Despite the backwardness of Negro schools, great progress has been made in the matter of decreasing Negro illiteracy. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  5. How long are we going to stand this scandal of international illiteracy and ignorance, fraught with such ominous peril for the future? – German Problems and Personalities by Charles Sarolea
  6. What is being done in your community and in your state to eradicate illiteracy and to teach English to foreigners? – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  7. He clamours for articles filled with statistics about illiteracy and alien immigration and the number of battleships in the Japanese navy. – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  8. One would have thought that at least in a man's own parish and his own private concerns illiteracy would be no disadvantage; yet, in fact, it hampers him on every side. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  9. " Observation has convinced me," wrote Melvill Dewey, " that the reason why so many people are not habitual readers is, in most cases, that they have never really learned to read; and, startling as this may seem, tests will show that many a man who would resent the charge of illiteracy is wholly unable to reproduce the author's thoughts by looking at the printed page." – Children and Their Books by James Hosmer Penniman
  10. For Belloc did not hesitate to call Lord Northcliffe a traitor for the way in which he had attacked Kitchener, while Cecil amused himself by reviewing and pointing out the illiteracy of that strange peer's own writing. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  11. His illiteracy is classic; his ignorant sayings irresistable. – Walking-Stick Papers by Robert Cortes Holliday
  12. This is demanded, not by the state of the child's intelligence, but by the society in which he lives, where illiteracy would bring shame upon him. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. It was in praise of De Wet, who in spite of his blue spectacles, seemed by far the most clear- sighted of all the Boer generals, and who, notwithstanding his illiteracy, was beyond all others well versed in the bewildering ways of the veldt. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  14. The Negro is not skilled in manufacturing or mechanical lines, and he is kept out of the higher trades and professions by reason of illiteracy and social barriers. – Problems in American Democracy by Thames Ross Williamson
  15. And the American drama has to be filtered through that sort of- of illiteracy? – Blue-grass and Broadway by Maria Thompson Daviess