illiteracy :

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i li tuh ruh see

  • n  ignorance resulting from not reading
  • n  an inability to read

  • I believe that our Making of America series is an antidote to historical illiteracy, which David describes as a great danger to our democracy.
  • Dodgy doctors exploit those same factors illiteracy and poverty to buy cheap organs on the black markets.
  • The authors list ambitious goals for this "movement of struggle," including achieving compulsory basic education for Arab girls to eliminate female illiteracy by 2015, and .
News & Articles


  • Pope Benedict XVI in International Herald Tribune
    My trip is to explain, as clearly as I can, that our nation is generous and compassionate, that when we see poverty, we care, that when we see illiteracy, we want to do something about it, that when we find there to be a deficiency in healthcare,... President Bush Los Angeles Times,1,2341210.story%3Fcoll%3Dla-headlines-world%26track%3Dcrosspromo&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFW6bniODts4oDaZCOa2dLSsmhDdg Mar 9, 2007 49556 67360 illiteracy In these days, many voices have been raised asking (G-8 leaders) to realize the commitments made at previous G-8 appointments and to courageously adopt all necessary measures to conquer the plagues of extreme poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy,...
  • Tim Berners-Lee in Washington Post
    I am convinced that the incoming administration will better the work done during the past 14-and-half years so that poverty, underdevelopment, unemployment, illiteracy, challenges of health, crime and corruption will cease to define the lives of... Thabo Mbeki San Francisco Chronicle Sep 19, 2008 49558 67361 illiterate It might not work for the way they want to work. They may be illiterate, for example," Berners-Lee said in an interview.

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