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function
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
can't function well without sleep
Definition
work or operate — sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
  • First of all, both male and female must be practically, that is to say, functionally protected from their own weakness by the total culture—at least insofar as possible.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (75% in)

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  • Which shall I renounce, my body—of which ethical intellect is a function—or my soul?
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (91% in)
  • ...ruefully smiling to himself at the neatness of phrase in a null and void affidavit, ruefully grinning at the firm, responsible solidity of the newly wired-up round of a chair (the veritable image of his soul: good wire, no loop without its function, a small detail in relation to the whole but necessary, however distasteful to people inclined toward elegance, and admirable in its small way: superfluously strung: final) so that, knowing he was not his father, he had been satisfied with...
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (2% in)
  • His position was not merely a function of his walking unarmed except for a nightstick.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (8% in)
  • Once, when he'd found children throwing bricks at a blind horse in an East Main Street field, he'd reacted with indignation which—it was plain to see, or anyway plain to Clumly, watching and listening to the talk at the station—had nothing to do with his function as preserver of the peace.
    5 — Hunting Wild Asses (12% in)
  • You will say it's against man's grain, because, like any honest Jew, you are a capitalist: man's pride, confidence, is a function of his knowledge that this and this he possesses.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (60% in)
  • If intercourse is a job, strictly a familial function, or a pitying gift or an embarrassment or a thing of no mystery, then sex is poisoned for the male.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (74% in)

There are no more uses of "function" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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