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Sample sentences for the GRE study word functionary

functionary can be used as a noun

1.On glancing at the address, the parochial functionary observed that it contained no name. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.Awakened by a timid local functionary and three armed patriots in rough red caps and with pipes in their mouths, who sat down on the bed. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
3.Just as in old days there were so many government functionaries that one had to call in a functionary for every single thing, so now everyone's doing some sort of public duty. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
4.Poirot had conferred with Japp in a low tone on the way up, and it was the latter functionary who requested that the household, with the exception of the servants, should be assembled together in the drawing-room. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
5.The name of the strong man of Old Scripture had descended to the chief functionary who worked it but, so armed, he was stronger than his namesake, and blinder, and tore away the gates of God's own Temple every day. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
6.I doubt greatly--or, rather, I do not doubt at all--whether any public functionary of the United States, either in the civil or military line, has ever had such a patriarchal body of veterans under his orders as myself. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.A package of banknotes, to the value of fifty-five thousand pounds, had been taken from the principal cashier's table, that functionary being at the moment engaged in registering the receipt of three shillings and sixpence. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
8.Monsieur Gabelle was the Postmaster, and some other taxing functionary united he had come out with great obsequiousness to assist at this examination, and had held the examined by the drapery of his arm in an official manner. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
9.Kingsbury, who is a just man when he is not in a passion, made all the reparation in his power for his harsh and ill-considered attack upon the master and we believe that functionary did not show any traits of implacability of character. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various

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