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Origin of ambidextrous
Examples from the Web for ambidextrous
Of course, the ambidextrous ironies of the current situation work both ways.
A man who is ambidextrous will sign his name differently with his right or left hand, but it is the same signature.Real Ghost Stories|William T. Stead
A genius, and ambidextrous, he could write sonnets with one hand and compose operas with the other.Edgar Saltus: The Man|Marie Saltus
He walked with bare feet, using both hands (for he was ambidextrous) to draw round him a red embroidered cloth.A Literary History of the Arabs|Reynold Nicholson
And with his left hand he drew his bow instantly, for he was ambidextrous, and hit and killed the horse of Iaudas.
Fortunately he was ambidextrous, could use his left hand almost as readily as his right, and this helped him immensely.Bert Wilson, Wireless Operator|J. W. Duffield
1640s, with -ous, from ambidexter (adj.) "double-dealing" (1610s), from French ambidextre or directly from Latin ambidexter, literally "right-handed on both sides," from ambi- "both" (see ambi-) + dexter "right-handed" (see dexterity). Its opposite, ambilevous "left-handed on both sides, clumsy" (1640s) is rare. Ambidexter as a noun, "one who takes bribes from both sides," is attested from 1530s and is the earliest form of the word in English; its sense of "one who uses both hands equally well" appears by 1590s.