a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another; secretary.
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How to use amanuensis in a sentence
My idea of running amanuenses is by praise, not pudding, flattery and not coins!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
He handed me three letters, all from men who once were slaves, not written by them individually, but by amanuenses.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
The custom of employing women as amanuenses has grown very largely of late years.Work for Women | George J. Manson
For his literary labours and his extensive correspondence he required one or more amanuenses.
This shows the confidential nature of the Vavasours' employment as amanuenses by Tresham in such matters.
British Dictionary definitions for amanuensis
a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts
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