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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of function.


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  • Throughout America's past the word functioned as a slur against black people.

    The great white hype

  • At lower temperatures the protein functioned as it should, but not at higher.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2004 - Information for the Public

  • But none of them thought of investigating whether these phenomena could be related to a new mechanism, differing both in the way it was arranged and the way it functioned from the known vasomotor-regulating mechanism.

    Physiology or Medicine 1920 - Presentation Speech

  • The Poker Encyclopedia, the nickname functioned as "a rather cruel [if not completely accurate] reference to the fact that tennis 'lovely' Kournikova was nice to look at but never won anything."

    Poker News

  • Feel free to disagree with me on this, but as you all are defending a series that is clearly written at a 5th grade level, I can’t really respect your distorted and slightly lower level of brain functioned opinions.

    Twilight Lexicon » Stephen King on Stephenie Meyer

  • Here are the facts: 1) If [Microsoft] finds that the process functioned, is because [they] really did not see the process!

    Such a long journey (OOXML, pronounced O O Hex ML)

  • AUSTIN, TX -- 02/11/10 -- Planet Antivirus -- CoreTrace, the pioneer of client-based application whitelisting technology, and Planet Antivirus, the fictional world created to demonstrate how hysterical it would be if all parts of our lives "functioned" like antivirus solutions, today officially challenged the RSA Conference to control access to the 2010 RSA Security Conference by utilizing the common antivirus techniques, specifically signature-based blacklisting and heuristics.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • I "functioned" at a very very high level and no one knew. Depression

  • 'functioned' but kept walking into walls, feeling faint and out of touch. | Pole to Polar: The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive

  • The company also functioned, according to its historian, as “the amateur minstrel center of the country” largely through its “Minstrel Department.”

    A Renegade History of the United States


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