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function
Used In
As I Lay Dying
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as in: can't function well without sleep Define
work or operate -- sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
  • 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.

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  • I don’t function well 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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unspecified meaning
  • 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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as in: Its main function is to... Define
purpose, job, or natural activity
as in: can't function well without sleep Define
work or operate -- sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
as in: I'm attending a function tonight Define
a social event or ceremony -- especially one attended for work or out of a sense of duty
as in: oxygen is a function of altitude Define
saying one results from another; or saying that the amount of one thing is dependent upon the value of another.
as in: Amazon's new search function Define
computer code that performs a specific task
as in: a mathematical function Define
a formula or mathematical expression that describes a relationship between variables
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