- n. Plural form of amanuensis.
“Some of them are near-perfect embodiments of the genre which their near word-perfect amanuenses have bodied forth, but that perfection pushes them far away from literature itself …”
“For example, we learn that Milton's three daughters did not, as legend has it, serve as adoring amanuenses to the blind poet when he was writing "Paradise Lost" but instead were illiterates whose rebellious behavior so infuriated their father that he left them nothing in his will.”
“After a period of time, they were sorted by the amanuenses into alphabetical order and, much later, were either copied or pasted into the manuscript of the Dictionary, with Johnson then adding word-headings, etymologies, definitions, and notes on usage.”
“Back in his home city after his release, Polo may well have recounted further details of his time in the service of Khubilai Khan to other amanuenses.”
“Alexander the physician would have done by lapis lazuli, fifty times washed before it be used, I should have revised, corrected and amended this tract; but I had not (as I said) that happy leisure, no amanuenses or assistants.”
“My idea of running amanuenses is by praise, not pudding, flattery and not coins!”
“One, for example, professed all manner of translation, at so much per sheet, and actually kept five or six amanuenses continually employed, like so many clerks in a counting-house, by which means he was enabled to live at his ease, and enjoy his friend and his bottle, ambitious of no other character than that of an honest man and a good neighbour.”
“His intimacy with many gentlemen of Scotland, and his employing so many natives of that country as his amanuenses, prove that his prejudice was not virulent; and I have deposited in the”
“We have seen that the reward of his labour was only fifteen hundred and seventy-five pounds; and when the expence of amanuenses and paper, and other articles are deducted, his clear profit was very inconsiderable.”
“Mr. Peyton, one of his original amanuenses, was writing for him.”
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