They had spoken of it casually as something that would, as a matter of course, take place in the indefinite future, as, for instance, his promotion in the navy, in which he was now a padwar; or the set functions
of the court of her grandfather, Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium; or Death.
In considering transitions of organs, it is so important to bear in mind the probability of conversion from one function
to another, that I will give one more instance.
In earlier ages, in some countries, every function
was reverently spoken of and regulated by law.
He illustrates his meaning by the analogy of paint as it appears in a paint-shop and as it appears in a picture: in the one case it is just "saleable matter," while in the other it "performs a spiritual function
Yet, though looked at with some curiosity and reserve by his more cultivated neighbours, he soon acquired a great popularity among the villagers, subscribing handsomely to all local objects, and attending their smoking concerts and other functions
, where, having a remarkably rich tenor voice, he was always ready to oblige with an excellent song.
It is well known that at the coronation of kings and queens, even modern ones, a certain curious process of seasoning them for their functions
is gone through.
His life had reduced itself to the functions
of weaving and hoarding, without any contemplation of an end towards which the functions
And though it is plain they could not do without eating and performing all the other natural functions
, because, in fact, they were men like ourselves, it is plain too that, wandering as they did the most part of their lives through woods and wilds and without a cook, their most usual fare would be rustic viands such as those thou now offer me; so that, friend Sancho, let not that distress thee which pleases me, and do not seek to make a new world or pervert knight-errantry.
It would enable them to discharge the duties of the camp and of the field with mutual intelligence and concert an advantage of peculiar moment in the operations of an army; and it would fit them much sooner to acquire the degree of proficiency in military functions
which would be essential to their usefulness.
As the natural limit of a democracy is that distance from the central point which will just permit the most remote citizens to assemble as often as their public functions
demand, and will include no greater number than can join in those functions
; so the natural limit of a republic is that distance from the centre which will barely allow the representatives to meet as often as may be necessary for the administration of public affairs.
For instance, beneath the French criticism of the economic functions
of money, they wrote "Alienation of Humanity," and beneath the French criticism of the bourgeois State they wrote "dethronement of the Category of the General," and so forth.
Willingly, monseigneur," said the executioner; "for as I am a good Catholic, I firmly believe I am acting justly in performing my functions
on this woman.