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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNLETTERED

I wonder still at the unlettered condition of the boys about me.

I held him to be a shallow, unlettered clown, devoid of any finer feelings.

Foreigners were things which in his untraveled, unlettered ignorance he despised.

He was unlettered, had never opened a book, and seemed to know little of the ways of men.

His letters were the painful efforts of an unlettered mujik, as indeed he was.

We are not justified in regarding him as unlettered or ignorant.

It is certain she was all unlettered in love up to that hour.

Unlettered as they were themselves, they could scarcely undertake to educate their children.

The simple and unlettered have listened to his words of truth and been comforted.

How needless is all the misery which this rude, unlettered tyrant is about to inflict!

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "not possessed of book-learning," from un- (1) "not" + lettered (see letter (n.)). An anglicized form of illiterate. Cf. Middle Dutch ongelettert.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.