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  • n. Plural form of amah.


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  • Hong Kong's unemployed investment bankers won't be taking the "amahs" who care for their children back to London.

    Next Crisis: Remittances Falling Off

  • MacArthur meanwhile landed safely in Melbourne, taking with him on the PT-41 “his wife, his child, two Chinese amahs, and several trunks of personal belongings.”

    A Covert Affair

  • No one else could see the point of the two incompetent old peasant women taken on by Pearl as amahs because they had nowhere else to go.


  • She bought a Buick for Lossing and posted parcels off to China: costly woolen wraps for the elderly amahs, toys for her nephews, a whole box of new dresses for Grace.


  • Pearl, her daughters, and two elderly amahs occupied the top floor.


  • At the other house we shall be quite comfortable with a cook, a boy, a coolie, a chauffeur, a gardener and the two amahs for Mother and myself.

    The Last Empress

  • The battle between truth and Lie, Mazda Ahura assigned the amahs spenta, (the benevolent spirit) which is an aspect of his own power, its the amesha spent as are sometimes represented as in an angelic being, but in the spiritual sense they are a spark of the divine, that every person the may cultivate within himself or herself if they look inward.

    truth in religions

  • Then everybody climbed into rickshaws, the younger children sitting next to their amahs.

    The Joy Luck Club

  • The two amahs began wailing but everyone hurriedly obeyed him and he slammed the door shut.

    Noble House

  • The two tousled, sleepy amahs appeared hastily out of the kitchen and gaped at him, shocked at his untoward rage.

    Noble House


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