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  • The drabness of everyday life so badly plagues a meek bank-clerk in Elizabeth Bowen's "Dead Mabelle" that he can find meaning only in cinema-going, cultivating an obsession with a screen star whose death in real life forces him into the dilemma of having to choose between life and art.

    A More Literary Amour

  • They looked down on Willis Woodford the bank-clerk, and his anxious babycentric wife, the silent Lyman

    Main Street

  • Georgina, dumpier and still brusquer than Marina, the eldest son, a bank-clerk who was something of a dandy and did not waste civility on little girls; and lastly there were two boys, slightly younger than Laura, black-haired, pug-nosed, pugnacious little creatures, who stood in awe of their father, and were all the wilder when not under his eye.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • Yes, there he stood, meek, apologetic, and smiling — the fast-living bank-clerk, the darling of society, and the secret assassin — Mr Bartholomew Jarper.

    Madame Midas

  • As schoolboy, as bank-clerk, as teacher, as worker in many ways, he has unemployed leisure in the hours of daylight, -- not so many as he should have, perhaps, but still many hours in the course of the month.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 27, January, 1860

  • In 1903 this prohibition to foreigners was disputed by a British bank-clerk who arrived in Manila for a foreign bank.

    The Philippine Islands

  • The facts of the case are briefly as follows: Mr. Van Ness, whose relations with the Wharton family had been extremely intimate for many years, was a bank-clerk, but during the spring and early summer of 1871, besides attending to his regular duties, was employed in settling a large estate.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 25, April, 1873

  • The book meant money, that was all he knew; so he slipped it into his loin-cloth as had been his rather distressing habit when handed a bundle of notes by the bank-clerk who, with his co-workers, had never tired of gazing at the gigantic creature in white shorts, crimson tunic, huge turban and rattling scimitar.

    The Hawk of Egypt

  • Their incomes, in fact, are usually such as a well-paid bank-clerk or dry-goods salesman would despise.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 15, No. 87, March, 1875

  • Destiny, however, as if eager at last to work in her favor, throws in her way a handsome young Swiss, Rudolf Engemann by name, a bank-clerk, with whom she falls deeply in love.

    Lippincott's Magazine, August, 1885

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