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Unwilling to read, although able to do so:‘this generation is not illiterate but aliterate’
- ‘We are, as the experts like to say with a horrified sense of wonder, aliterate - able to read, and read well, but disinclined to do so.’
- ‘Aliterate children can read, but they tend to avoid the activity.’
- ‘In the article, Allemang discusses the growth of the ‘aliterate’ reader - people like us who are educated and may even think of ourselves as dedicated to the written word.’
- ‘But, from whichever direction it is approached, the same gulf lies between literate and aliterate minds.’
- ‘That's a problem because the point of McGruder's style of pop-cultural subversion is to get the revolutionary message into the minds of the unthinking, aliterate media consumer.’
An aliterate person.
- ‘Our literacy rate falls year by year, and even many who can read do not read, the so-called aliterates.’
- ‘Through a national program called The Big Read, the NEA is committing resources to motivate aliterates to read again.’
- ‘One sign of this instinct is the apparent rise in the number of aliterates - individuals who can read, but choose not to.’
- ‘Lots of aliterates, according to Trelease, say they just don't have time to read anymore.’
- ‘Most aliterates watch television for their news, but the entire transcript of a television newscast would fill only two columns of the New York Times.’
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