In the AMPS-A decision the Court was suggesting that whether an efficiency defence to a merger or commercial practice will differ according to whether or not the relevant firm is foreign-owned turns upon the interpretation of functionless
According to Miriam Slater, "Spinsterhood condemned one to a lifetime of peripheral existence: it was a functionless
role played out at the margins of other people's lives without even that minimal raison d'etre - the possibility of bearing children - which was supposed to comfort and sustain the married woman.
It is a work which painfully brings together the unrepresentable dimension of entropic decay, the process whereby, in a closed thermodynamic system, the random differences of speed and location which make the energy of the molecules available for work, will inevitably tend to equalize, leaving the system inert and functionless
The patients generate autoantibodies against the affected organs which consequently become functionless
during the course of the lifelong disease.
Despite its prison-like western elevation, complete with what appear to be embrasures for ordnance, the eastern reveals it to be pastiche parish union workhouse, circa 1840, plus functionless
gatepiers which stand grandiose but forlornly gateless cluttering the access.
For example, the functionless
central planning office for furniture distribution still exists, and Kashira's director still maintains contact with the administrators who, in the past, accepted each piece of furniture produced to meet each year's plan.
Nerve fibers are left intact but functionless
in MS or following many spinal cord injuries because they have been demyelinated by the disease process or the body's response to trauma.
In a sort of inverse entropy, the finished construction would eclipse the non-utilitarian abstract artistic aspect of a dam, for example: "[The Pine Flat Dam] is seen as a functionless
character whose purpose is only to elicit low-key humor.
Continuing the clandestine theme, the rest of the instrument panel seems to be featureless and functionless
, but is in fact made of a textured nylon-like material through which the car's "infotainment" data is projected.
It may be held in liquid form; some of it, as in the 1980s, may be absorbed in functionless
debt creation, such as that which financed the mergers and acquisitions and the leveraged buyouts.
Other mouths: curving balconies, Gaudi-like but functionless
, no one goes out on them.
I want to be an independent director, so I can feel free to support and criticize the CEO whenever I wish and without having to worry about a functionless
supernumerary getting in the way.
I thought it was merely something that is taken periodically from the garage to be repaired, a functionless
device like my sister's exercise bike.
Thereafter, the belt does no harm but becomes a functionless
appendage on the brass.