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A person employed in a bank to deal with customers' transactions and undertake administrative duties.‘the police were tipped off by a suspicious bank clerk’
- ‘A bank clerk who got fed up with all the paperwork quit his job for an exciting new career as a policeman.’
- ‘My dream of acting was shattered and I became a bank clerk.’
- ‘Born on the island of Java, he trained as a bank clerk and joined the Dutch colonial army in 1940.’
- ‘He became a schoolmaster and moved to London in 1864, where he worked for some years as a bank clerk before returning to his earlier profession at Mill Hill.’
- ‘Mild-mannered bank clerk John is too shy to meet the woman of his dreams.’
- ‘Ultimately, it will reduce the demand for bank clerks, but that doesn't mean bank clerks will go unemployed.’
- ‘Provincial bank clerks who haven't had a promotion in 10 years are not the stuff of legend.’
- ‘After two years as a bank clerk he moved to writing a regular newspaper column and then to short stories for popular magazines.’
- ‘She spent her holidays as a young bank clerk walking the roads of Connemara or Achill Island.’
- ‘A bank clerk who stole more than £39,000 from the branch where she worked has been jailed for 15 months.’
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