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function
used in The Fountainhead

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1  —6 uses as in:
can't function well without sleep
Definition
work or operate — sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
  • I believe in functional economy.
    3.6 -- Part 3 Chapter 6 (53% in)
  • This was reflected in the architecture of the period: the functional elements of a building—its doors, windows, stairways—were hidden under the scrolls of pointless ornamentation.
    3.6 -- Part 3 Chapter 6 (81% in)
  • It looked as if everything in that building were run by such control boards in the hands of an authority aware of every motion, as if the building were flowing with channeled energy, functioning smoothly, soundlessly, a magnificent machine that nothing could destroy.
    4.2 -- Part 4 Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • I want to make it real, living, functioning, built.
    4.8 -- Part 4 Chapter 8 (63% in)
  • The brilliant machine—and that, thought Scarret, was really the word which had always stood for Wynand in his mind—had never functioned better.
    4.15 -- Part 4 Chapter 15 (45% in)
  • He had not stopped to see Manning drunk with exhaustion at the city desk, nor the people in the city room, still functioning, waiting, knowing what was being decided in the board room; nor Dominique.
    4.16 -- Part 4 Chapter 16 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "function" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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  • It is their proper function.
    4.19 -- Part 4 Chapter 19 (95% in)
  • He said only that the form of a building must follow its function; that the structure of a building is the key to its beauty; that new methods of construction demand new forms; that he wished to build as he wished and for that reason only.
    1.3 -- Part 1 Chapter 3 (66% in)
  • He said: "We are the guardians of a great human function.
    1.15 -- Part 1 Chapter 15 (99% in)
  • Perhaps of the greatest function among the endeavors of man.
    1.15 -- Part 1 Chapter 15 (99% in)
  • It's still being wasted, of course, if one thinks of form in relation to its proper function, but at least some people are getting some good out of it.
    2.8 -- Part 2 Chapter 8 (9% in)
  • Well, they seem to exist and function.
    2.10 -- Part 2 Chapter 10 (37% in)
  • Also, for the life of me, I can't imagine Katie being very effective at a social function.
    2.11 -- Part 2 Chapter 11 (4% in)
  • The gesture said that nothing ever done to him could alter the function of the thing within him that was now called into action.
    2.11 -- Part 2 Chapter 11 (59% in)
  • # "It is not our function—paraphrasing a philosopher whom we do not like—to be a fly swatter, but when a fly acquires delusions of grandeur, the best of us must stoop to do a little job of extermination.
    2.12 -- Part 2 Chapter 12 (2% in)
  • If we seem to have forgotten our function as a critic of purely architectural values, we can say only that the occasion does not call for it.
    2.12 -- Part 2 Chapter 12 (8% in)
  • Because—to quote my own article—it is not my function to be a fly swatter.
    2.12 -- Part 2 Chapter 12 (43% in)
  • It would mean doing for you what I did for Peter Keating: lie, flatter, evade, compromise, pander to every ineptitude—in order to beg of them a chance for you, beg them to let you live, to let you function, to beg them, Roark, not to laugh at them, but to tremble because they hold the power to hurt you.
    2.14 -- Part 2 Chapter 14 (77% in)
  • The directors were not certain of their functions or purpose.
    3.1 -- Part 3 Chapter 1 (11% in)
  • "It is not my function," said Wynand, "to help people preserve a self-respect they haven't got.
    3.1 -- Part 3 Chapter 1 (69% in)
  • They were alone, but she sat like a lady at a public function; like a lovely dress dummy in a public show window—a window facing a busy intersection.
    3.2 -- Part 3 Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • Under the old system of exploitation, the most useful social elements—the workers—were never permitted to realize their importance; their practical functions were kept hidden and disguised; thus a master had his servants dressed up in fancy gold-braided livery.
    3.6 -- Part 3 Chapter 6 (81% in)
  • ...the snow or the grass of the hillsides, over the boulders and the piled planks, to the drafting tables, to the derricks, to the tops of rising walls—the man who had made this possible—the thought in the mind of that man—and not the content of that thought, nor the result, not the vision that had created Monadnock Valley, nor the will that had made it real—but the method of his thought, the rule of its function—the method and rule which were not like those of the world beyond the hills.
    4.1 -- Part 4 Chapter 1 (49% in)
  • It was in strict accordance with the Banner's function.
    4.3 -- Part 4 Chapter 3 (14% in)
  • Your soul has a single basic function—the act of valuing.
    4.4 -- Part 4 Chapter 4 (37% in)
  • That's the only way I function.
    4.8 -- Part 4 Chapter 8 (67% in)
  • She thought: It's a dry, mechanical job, to drive a car, so I know I'm very clearheaded; because driving seemed easy, like breathing or swallowing, an immediate function requiring no attention.
    4.12 -- Part 4 Chapter 12 (64% in)
  • When their brain begins to function, it will feel the pressure and it will explode.
    4.14 -- Part 4 Chapter 14 (80% in)
  • It's my only function and satisfaction.
    4.14 -- Part 4 Chapter 14 (85% in)
  • Keating waited obediently; it seemed to make no difference; the sounds had stopped and it was now his function to wait until they started again.
    4.14 -- Part 4 Chapter 14 (96% in)
  • To think, to feel, to judge, to act are functions of the ego.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (38% in)
  • From this simplest necessity to the highest religious abstraction, from the wheel to the skyscraper, everything we are and everything we have comes from a single attribute of man—the function of his reasoning mind.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (41% in)
  • All the functions of body and spirit are private.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (43% in)
  • It demands total independence in function and in motive.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (48% in)
  • These are functions of the self.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (58% in)
  • He does not function through them.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (62% in)
  • They work together by free agreement and each is free in his proper function.
    4.18 -- Part 4 Chapter 18 (67% in)

There are no more uses of "function" in The Fountainhead.

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