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Definition of Manuscript


  1. Written with or by the hand; not printed; as, a manuscript volume.
  2. A literary or musical composition written with the hand, as distinguished from a printed copy.
  3. Writing, as opposed to print; as, the book exists only in manuscript.

Manuscript Quotations

Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
Oliver Herford

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript.
Aleister Crowley

I think we are waiting for an e-book that even non-techies can be comfortable with. From my point of view, the biggest change is that I don't have to spend most of the day printing out and packaging a manuscript. I think I almost miss that.
Terry Pratchett

Often I sort of work up and down the manuscript. I sometimes used to go ahead of myself to see what was going to happen next, to make certain it fits what was going to be happening soon.
Terry Pratchett
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Manuscript Translations

manuscript in Dutch is handschrift, manuscript, kopij
manuscript in French is manuscrit
manuscript in German is Manuskript, Druckvorlage
manuscript in Portuguese is manuscrito
manuscript in Spanish is manuscrito
manuscript in Swedish is manuskript

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