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Literate   /lˈɪtərət/   Listen
Literate

adjective
1.
Able to read and write.
2.
Versed in literature; dealing with literature.
3.
Knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields.






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"Literate" Quotes from Famous Books



... is all very well for you at the beginning of the XX century to ask me for a Don Juan play; but you will see from the foregoing survey that Don Juan is a full century out of date for you and for me; and if there are millions of less literate people who are still in the eighteenth century, have they not Moliere and Mozart, upon whose art no human hand can improve? You would laugh at me if at this time of day I dealt in duels and ghosts and "womanly" women. As to mere libertinism, you would be the first to remind me that ...
— Man And Superman • George Bernard Shaw

... The clergymen of the old type and the scholars of the Oxford Retrogression said T[)i]m[o]th[)e][)u]s, because they had a sense of English and followed, consciously or unconsciously, the 'alias' rule. If there was ever an error, it was on the lips of some illiterate literate who made three syllables of the word. Now it seems fashionable to say T[i]m[)o]th[)e][)u]s. The literate was better than this, for he at least had no theory, and frank ignorance is to be forgiven. It is no shame to a man not to know that the second i in 'Villiers' is as mute as that in 'Parliament' ...
— Society for Pure English Tract 4 - The Pronunciation of English Words Derived from the Latin • John Sargeaunt

... however you'll recall that our training was deliberately made such that each man spreads over several fields. This in case, during our half century without contact, one or more of us meets with accident. Besides, the Pedagogue's library is such that any literate can soon become effective in any field to the extent ...
— Adaptation • Dallas McCord Reynolds

... There are few literate persons in Russia who do not know whole pages of this poem by heart. It will live as long as Russian literature exists; and its artistic value as an instrument for the depiction of Russian nature and the soul of the Russian ...
— Who Can Be Happy And Free In Russia? • Nicholas Nekrassov



Words linked to "Literate" :   someone, illiterate, alphabetiser, person, somebody, sophisticated, individual, reader, literate person, literary, educated, alphabetizer, mortal, belletristic, writer, soul



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