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Quotes of functions

  1. In my second year, after moving to the Medical School, I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology. I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions – Sydney Brenner
  2. We now consider as fundamental economic functions of the state, many duties that were left a generation ago to chance. – Arthur Capper
  3. In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony. – Juan Goytisolo
  4. The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood. – Germaine Greer
  5. Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess, and also on the part of guests who submit to them. – Fannie Hurst
  6. As you know, Social Security functions under the premise that today's workers will help finance benefits for retirees and that these workers will then be supported by the next generation of workers paying into the same system. – Steve Israel
  7. Therefore God is one, if that which admits of so great power can be nothing else: and yet those who deem that there are many gods, say that they have divided their functions among themselves; but we will discuss all these matters at their proper places. – Lactantius
  8. I believe the public's confidence would be increased if the federal government took over the functions of airport security screening for all passengers. – David Neeleman
  9. The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality. – Talcott Parsons
  10. Los Angeles is just a more open place. The way L. A. functions is that people give you a forum. They say, Show us what you can do. – Esa-Pekka Salonen
  11. Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful. – Bjarne Stroustrup
  12. People feel that decisions about their jobs, the way their children are educated, how their church functions and products they buy are made by someone and some place so distant that they can't find anybody to talk to that has any influence over them. – Robert Teeter
  13. One of the functions of government is to act as a safeguard not just of property but of our liberties. – William Weld
  14. A portal is a transitionary device of sight or sound that functions as a sort of third gravitating body between the this and the that, pulling us toward itself, allowing us to bridge into the unknown from the known. – Roy H. Williams

Usage examples for functions

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Other thegns performed functions of magistrates. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Material pneuma is destined to high functions and man is to read by gas- light. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  8. " 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The little tailor had watched many such functions before. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. The functions of the Committee are multiplied and various. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  15. 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
  16. This meant that Paul received invitations to society functions which hitherto had been unknown to him. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  17. 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
  18. The functions of the grave remained the same. – The Egyptian Conception of Immortality by George Andrew Reisner
  19. 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

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