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
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“Dora you will perceive is now my amanuensis,” wrote her father.
A pity for you that my amanuensis is not on stock to-day, and my own hand perceptibly worse than usual.
The amanuensis sits opposite to me writing to her offspring.
My amanuensis deserts me—I should have said you, for yours is the loss, my script having lost all bond with humanity.
Austin came back from school last week, which made a great time for the amanuensis, you may be sure.
The amanuensis has been ill, and after the above trial petered out.
British Dictionary definitions for amanuensis
a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts
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