amanuensisnoun [ C ]uk /əˌmæn.juˈen.sɪs/ us /əˌmæn.juˈen.sɪs/ plural amanuenses uk /-siːz/ us formal
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- I should have no trouble but that of dictation, which would be performed as speedily as an amanuensis could write.
- The circumstance that an amanuensis was employed, and the author writes the initials of his signature only, strengthens this impression.
- The only difference it produced, that I am aware of, was its causing him to employ the hand of an amanuensis in place of his own.
- The plan had been put before him in manuscript For the mechanical part of the work Johnson employed, as he told me, six amanuenses.
- The story simply wanted a straightforward amanuensis to tell itself.