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Social function   /sˈoʊʃəl fˈəŋkʃən/   Listen
Social function

A vaguely specified social event.  Synonyms: affair, function, occasion, social occasion.  "An occasion arranged to honor the president" , "A seemingly endless round of social functions"

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"Social function" Quotes from Famous Books

... "in Germany, when a stranger attends any social function and there is no one present to introduce him, it is allowable for him to introduce himself. Permit me to avail myself of this practice. Gentlemen, my name is Juan Crisostomo Ibarra y Magsalin." The others gave their names in turn, of which the ...
— Friars and Filipinos - An Abridged Translation of Dr. Jose Rizal's Tagalog Novel, - 'Noli Me Tangere.' • Jose Rizal

... the ordinary routine of existence intolerably irksome. Many faces wear such a look in this country; every second beautiful face in London has it. And these women—heaven help them—find the morning hours dull, because every afternoon has not its great event and every evening the excitement of a social function. ...
— In Kedar's Tents • Henry Seton Merriman

... customary for the party to stop at the porte cochere to be inspected by Miss Woodhull, but on this particular afternoon Miss Woodhull was absent at a social function in the neighborhood and the duty devolved upon Miss Stetson, the teacher of mathematics, a strong-minded lady with very pronounced views. She dressed as nearly like a man as was compatible with law and decency, ...
— A Dixie School Girl • Gabrielle E. Jackson

... leader? In this respect, he has a singular relationship to any group that represents his unit. He becomes part of their force, and his presence is important not only to the team but to the gallery. It is not unusual to hear very senior officers excuse themselves from an important social function by saying, "I'm sorry, but my team is playing tonight." That is a reason ...
— The Armed Forces Officer - Department of the Army Pamphlet 600-2 • U. S. Department of Defense

... She endeavored to maintain her soul on a high level of orthodoxy, while her large, flat feet trod her round of household tasks. It was only when her best parlor, great empty room, was in demand for some social function like the church fair, that she felt her old dreams return and stimulate her as ...
— An Alabaster Box • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley

... usually Tony herself frequented. Larry never did. He hated things of that sort. But Phil was different. He had always liked fun and parties and had always been on hand and in great demand hitherto at every social function from a Ladies' Aid strawberry festival to a grand Masonic ball. It wasn't natural for Phil to shut himself out of things like that. It was ...
— Wild Wings - A Romance of Youth • Margaret Rebecca Piper

Words linked to "Social function" :   party, fundraiser, jubilation, ceremony, photo opportunity, observance, sleepover, ceremonial occasion, social occasion, photo op, affair, celebration, occasion, ceremonial, social event

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