Usage examples for illiterate

  1. The books of Aristotle came from his scholar Theophrastus to Neleus, whose posterity, an illiterate race, kept them locked up without using them, buried in the earth! – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Now and then an English reader may find passages which may seem somewhat coarse, but he must bear in mind that the ballads have usually been composed and transmitted from generation to generation by simple and illiterate peasants. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  3. Hence it was that he sent among us so many fox- hunting and gaming parsons who read the service ill and preached drowsy and illiterate sermons. – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009