Sentence Examples


  • The illiterate school population was about 41%, and of those of 15 years and over 54% were illiterate.
  • In 1905 only ten persons in every thousand married were unable to sign their names, thus proving that the number of illiterate adults of Australian birth is very small.
  • Though himself a plain and almost illiterate soldier, he was a founder of schools, and he also provided medical attendance for the poor of Rome, by appointing a physician for each of the fourteen districts of the city.
  • Regimental schools impart elementary education to illiterate soldiers.
  • Whereas the levy of 1894 showed 40% of the recruits to be completely illiterate, only 27% were illiterate when the levy was discharged in 1897.

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