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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who is employed to write from dictation or to copy what another has written. (plural)

Usage examples (34)
  • My amanuenses, my copyists, in Washington, have cost me a mint of money.
  • My idea of running amanuenses is by praise, not pudding, flattery and not coins!
  • My two female amanuenses are busy with friends, and I fear this scrawl will give you much trouble to read.
  • For the mechanical part he employed, as he told me, six amanuenses; and let it be remembered by the natives of for more
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