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function
used in Turtles All the Way Down

3 uses
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1  —2 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 could never become a functioning grown-up like this; it was inconceivable that I'd ever have a career.
    p. 227.3
  • The Pickett estate wasn't in a nice neighborhood, exactly, but it was so gigantic that it functioned as a neighborhood unto itself.
    p. 99.5

There are no more uses of "function" flagged with this meaning in Turtles All the Way Down.

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  • Can't kiss anyone, can't drive a car, can't function in the actual sensate populated world.
    p. 227.0

There are no more uses of "function" in Turtles All the Way Down.

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