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illiterate
used in Gone with the Wind

7 uses
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Definition
unable to read or write (not literate)

or:

uninformed in a particular field or general subject area
  • Abel was a shrewd, grave giant, illiterate, kind of heart, older than the other boys and with as good or better manners in the presence of ladies.
    1.1 (83% in)
  • When noon came, she put off her apron and sneaked away from the hospital while Mrs. Merriwether was busy writing a letter for a gangling, illiterate mountaineer.
    3.17 (58% in)
  • Usually the occupants of the rooms were former Confederate soldiers of the rougher, illiterate type, homeless men, men without families, beating their way about the country in hope of finding work.
    4.42 (18% in)
  • Rude, illiterate, dirty, he was a bulwark between the ladies and the terrors of Reconstruction.
    4.42 (42% in)
  • Already many other Southern states had illiterate negroes in high public office and legislatures dominated by negroes and Carpetbaggers.
    4.47 (80% in)
  • But there were no earnings, there were only debts, and so there were no free schools and there was a generation of children growing up in ignorance who would spread the seeds of illiteracy down the years.
    5.52 (41% in)
  • There is a certain swinish comfort in being with a woman who loves you utterly and respects you for being a fine gentleman—even if she is an illiterate whore.
    5.63 (53% in)

There are no more uses of "illiterate" in Gone with the Wind.

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