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function
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As I Lay Dying
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  • Yet the motion of the saw has not faltered, as though it and the arm functioned in a tranquil conviction that rain was an illusion of the mind.
  • I can remember how when I was young I believed death to be a phenomenon of the body; now I know it to be merely a function of the mind and that of the minds of the ones who suffer the bereavement.
  • He is motionless now, sitting the horse at the function, upright, watching us, no less still than the signboard that lifts its fading capitulation opposite him.

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  • I can't function on less than six hours of sleep a night; and I do best on nine.
  • My brain does not function as well when I'm under stress.

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