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Below you will find the definition of ilk, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a kind of person
EXAMPLES - Ilk in a Sentence
- Kristol and others of his ilk are our own homegrown Nazis. (source)
- You and your ilk will be the down fall of our great county. (source)
- Rush Limbaugh and his ilk are a cancer to our great country! (source)
- Why they are so intimidated by Beck and his ilk is a mystery. (source)
- A lead lobotomy for KSM and his ilk is almost too good for them. (source)
- Our message to Kay and his ilk is a simple one - dudes, it's over for you! (source)
- If ignorance is bliss, you and your ilk are the most blissful people on earth ... (source)
- I think what I dislike most about bit and that ilk is their smug assumption of superiority. (source)
- The biggest difference between me and my ilk, is that I take responsibility for my own situation. (source)
- Limbaugh, Hannity, Humphrey, Beck, and the rest of their ilk are the only truthful news out there. (source)
- Yet Servandoni and Oppenord and their ilk were the real major prophets, the ... zekiels of building. (source)
- The odds of sportsmen being able to out deep pocket the Environmental Defense Fund and their ilk is very poor. (source)
- It will validate his elitist snobbish disregard for the conservative base but he and his ilk are the foolish ones. (source)
- Nor am I suggesting that her ill-advised dalliance with Lucifer and his motley ilk is to be completely overlooked. (source)
- Greenpeace is listening to the scientific consensus and trying to act on it - you and your ilk are the true Luddites. (source)
- Apartheid to Dr Delport and his ilk was a safe haven, a type of utopia where they could never be accused of any wrongdoing. (source)
- So really, the reason I tuned out Wii Fit, My Fitness Coach and their ilk is not because I'm disinterested in them as video games. (source)
- Suddenly, Mr. Leno, Mr. O'Brien, Mr. Letterman and their ilk are the water-cooler folly, and they are neither removed nor benevolent. (source)
- Santorum and his ilk are the only poster boys the RNC should have left, the same yokels caterwauling about states 'rights and Leviticus. (source)
- Milliband, Balls, Harridan and their ilk are a the worst representatives we have ever had and a woeful embarassment to a once-great country. (source)
- However, what drives me crazy about Bella and her ilk is the I-cannot-possibly-live-without-this-person kind of "love" that is put out there. (source)
- I believe malware and botnets and their ilk will be the motivating factor behind the fulfillment of the "mark of the beast" prophecies in Revelation. (source)
- My problem with the basic conceit of The Sing Off, American Idol, and all the others of their ilk, is that you, the viewer, are watching a commercial for at least one album. (source)
- The thought of a witch-hunt, involving the loss of inspector gadget, and other officers, both serving and retired of his ilk is anethema to those who look for the overall picture. (source)
- Don Blankenship and men of his ilk are the fiends of America who profit from the violation of our rights of organized labor, clean air, clean water, health and the pursuit of happiness. (source)
- As with Neil getting squashed for his "affair" with a 15 year old girl, those of this ilk is like stepping on a pregnant cockroach and all one gets is the satisfaction of hearing the splat. (source)
- And you should also remember that this same prime minister and his ilk, that is, his fellow AKP members, stand convicted by the Constitutional Court for being the "center of anti-secular activities." (source)
- But we have a scumbag criminal who has made a life for himself creating dependents and the media calls him a hero for the poor when he and his ilk are the very reason the people in his district are poor. (source)
- It seems sometimes the only way you can get people talking about an issue - in this case the transitory nature of the Kindle and its ilk, is to make a definite statement and come down on one side of the other. (source)
- The problem I have found with reading or re-reading Eco, Hofstadter and others of their thoughtful ilk is that the ordinary conversations of the day become surreal (Tiger Woods, etc.) when your mind is churning. (source)
- President Obama is attempting to lead a nation that is populated by a plurality, according to the media, that are convinced that Limbaugh and his ilk are the last defenders of truth, justice and the American way. (source)
- The iPad was introduced in January 2010 with the promise that AT&T would offer an unlimited plan of the same ilk - in other words, not a "fair-use" plan, as some European carriers provide, with strict or hidden caps. (source)
- Pat Robertson and his ilk are a perpetual embarrassment to Christians everywhere, espousing a brand of our religion which is at odds with the love that God has for his creation, and the love that we ourselves are supposed to emulate. (source)
- They understood that those who are today the school drop-outs, the drug dealers, the welfare recipients, the consistently unemployed, the unskilled, and their ilk are the very sort that can be made into useful idiots by the power-mad politicians. (source)
- I wonder when it will occur to people (especially the media) that the best way to stop the crap emanating from Cheney and his ilk is to treat them just like any four-year-old who is making pathetic and unwarranted public bids for attention and IGNORE THEM. (source)
- Even though he will be at Sen. Clinton's throat should she win the nomination, they are of the same ilk, which is to say that they both are agents of the institutional spirit that finds its home in power and the self-serving of short-termed, private interests. (source)
- Which is ironic because when I was a young raging Liberal and a "devout" Atheist on campus, the common theme that ran throughout myself and all of my ilk was our supreme confidence that WE were truly in possession of knowledge and wisdom that our parents before us were far too simple to comprehend. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 60.0, which suggests that "ilk" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 14 synonyms for ilk.
brand, class, classification, denomination, gender, kin, lot, order, persuasion, race, set, sort, species, variety
We have 0 antonyms for ilk.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of ilk from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Type or kind: can't trust people of that ilk.
- (pronoun) Scots The same. Used following a name to indicate that the one named resides in an area bearing the same name: Duncan of that ilk.
- (adjective) Variant of ilka.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) The same.
- (noun) A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Same; each; every.
- (noun) Kind; class; sort; type; ; -- sometimes used to indicate disapproval when applied to people.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Same; very same: often used absolutely with that.
- (None) Hence, blunderingly — Of that sort or kind: as, men of that ilk.
- (None) Each; every.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a kind of person