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function
used in Gone with the Wind

8 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
can't function well without sleep
Definition
work or operate — sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
  • Old Joe and his army would not let even one Yankee get south of Dalton, for too much depended on the undisturbed functioning of Georgia.
    3.17 (2% in)
  • The civil courts still functioned after a fashion but they functioned at the pleasure of the military, who could and did interfere with their verdicts, so that citizens so unfortunate as to get arrested were virtually at the mercy of the military authorities.
    4.37 (59% in)
  • The civil courts still functioned after a fashion but they functioned at the pleasure of the military, who could and did interfere with their verdicts, so that citizens so unfortunate as to get arrested were virtually at the mercy of the military authorities.
    4.37 (59% in)

There are no more uses of "function" flagged with this meaning in Gone with the Wind.

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  • To hear them talk one would have thought they had no legs, natural functions or knowledge of the wicked world.
    5.49 (93% in)
  • Scarlett could not imagine her mother's hands without her gold thimble or her rustling figure unaccompanied by the small negro girl whose sole function in life was to remove basting threads and carry the rosewood sewing box from room to room, as Ellen moved about the house superintending the cooking, the cleaning and the wholesale clothes-making for the plantation.
    1.3 (5% in)
  • Even in their extremity, they had not considered asking a widow of scarcely a year to appear at a social function.
    2.9 (15% in)
  • She invited Mrs. Meade and Mrs. Whiting who she knew disliked her and who she knew would be embarrassed because they did not have the proper clothes to wear to so elegant a function.
    5.49 (53% in)
  • But, two days before the function, a rumor went about Atlanta that Governor Bullock had been invited.
    5.49 (55% in)

There are no more uses of "function" in Gone with the Wind.

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