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  • Customers from Columbus, Johannesburg and Brisbane all said hello and congratulations.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • John Taske, at fifty-six the oldest member of our group, was an anesthesiologist from Brisbane who’d taken up climbing after retiring from the Australian army.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • A month later, a call came from Maggie Brisbane, Cedric Gilliam’s mother, who was organizing a family visit to Lorton prison.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • I went down to Brisbane Street to give them a piece of my mind.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March

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  • The captain had sufficient bunker fuel to get his ship to Brisbane at her most economical speed, but no further.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • And in Brisbane, where I went to have a last try, they gave me the name of a lunatic.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • My father is a banker in Brisbane and I speak with an Australian accent.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Thus, the agent of the New Zealand [Pg121] government in London, a paid officer, is simply the /agent/, but the agents at Brisbane and Adelaide, in Australia, who serve for the glory of it, are /hon. agents/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • India Versus Australia, 2nd Test At Brisbane Special Cable Viewing In B. C. Gandhi’s Room (Pakistanis, Sri Lankans, Bangladeshis, and West Indians welcome, but if you cheer for Australia management reserves the right to eject you.) Friday Night, July 11, 1980, 7 p.m. ($10 a person and bring drink and non-veg dish, repeat, non-veg dish only.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • And I, who speak with an Australian accent, whose father is a banker in Brisbane, do not fear her as I fear the others.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves

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  • He made signals to all ships to rendezvous with him at Brisbane.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • And I cannot boast, for my father is a banker in Brisbane, and I speak with an Australian accent.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • I do not finick about fearing what people think of "my father a banker at Brisbane" like Louis.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • A thirty -three-year-old Australian with carrot-colored hair and the lean build of a marathon runner, Groom was a Brisbane plumber who worked as a guide only occasionally.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "My father, a banker at Brisbane"—being ashamed of him he always talks of him—failed.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • You remember I told you about my cabby in Brisbane—don’t you?
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • I’ve got a senior officer, Captain Shaw,in Brisbane.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • If it goes on like this it should besouth of Brisbane by the beginning of June—just south.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • That’s only just north of Brisbane.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • It read,From: Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Forces, Brisbane.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Thus I expunge certain stains, and erase old defilements; the woman who gave me a flag from the top of the Christmas tree; my accent; beatings and other tortures; the boasting boys; my father, a banker at Brisbane.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • A few months before, in the late summer, Cedric was visiting his grandmother, Maggie Brisbane.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Brisbane was two hundred and fifty miles in latitude to the north of their position then.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Regret no communications are now possible with Brisbane.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • I began to recognize a similar seriousness of purpose in Lou Kasischke, the lawyer from Bloomfield Hills; in Yasuko Namba, the quiet Japanese woman who ate noodles every morning for breakfast; and in John Taske, the fifty-six-year-old anesthesiologist from Brisbane who took up climbing after retiring from the army.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • With his Australian accent ("My father, a banker at Brisbane") he would come, I thought, with greater respect to these old ceremonies than I do, who have heard the same lullabies for a thousand years.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • And then he said, "I suppose this means that Brisbane’s out now.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
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