Usage examples for functions

  1. One of the functions of the House of Lords is to serve as the highest national court of appeal. – The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg
  2. Those persons who imagine that the balance of great political parties in almost any society would be seriously changed by the admission of its women in public functions are undoubtedly wholly wrong. – Woman and Labour by Olive Schreiner
  3. Still, I should imagine that there are many things happening in London, society functions, for instance, where a woman would describe more accurately what she saw than any man you could send. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  4. Surely England could not be expected to recognize a Minister who, when he was addressed upon public matters, declared that his functions as a Minister were at an end! – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  5. The functions of the grave remained the same. – The Egyptian Conception of Immortality by George Andrew Reisner
  6. The little tailor had watched many such functions before. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. And, as you have just said, she has a bear of a husband, a good deal older than herself, who does not in the least care for such functions as that to which the Princess was invited. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  8. But you shall hear, from the account given by themselves, what the Council thought of their functions, of their efficiency for the charge, and in whose hands that efficiency really was. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. X. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  9. But he must go through with his melancholy functions, and he therefore took a seat in the hall and composed his face for the worst. – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  10. " I fear," Mr. Wadham replied, with a little cough, " that the House of Lords is supposed to have other functions." – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. But apart from the gratification and a slight access of personal dignity, the change made no difference in his duties; he still combined the functions of loan- agent, consul, naval director, and minister, as before. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  12. By dint of supposing wicked intentions, and of comprehending them, in order to reach the truth hidden under so many contradictory actions, it is impossible that the exercise of their dreadful functions should not, in the long run, dry up at their source the generous emotions they are constrained to repress. – Juana by Honore de Balzac
  13. Other thegns performed functions of magistrates. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  14. The functions of the Committee are multiplied and various. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  15. It is one of the functions of royalty that the queen should show the prince to his people. – The Madonna in Art by Estelle M. Hurll
  16. It was, as it were, a formal continuance of the functions which he had exercised since 1576 as the King's stadholder, according to his old commission of 1555, although a vast, difference existed in reality. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. Now, while we do not wish to read out of the teaching of literature the factors of appreciation and inspiration, we do wish to find out how these important functions of our teaching may be best fulfilled. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  18. This meant that Paul received invitations to society functions which hitherto had been unknown to him. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking