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establish
used in Oliver Twist

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • The two hastened back together, to bear to Mr. Fagin the animating news that the Dodger was doing full justice to his bringing-up, and establishing for himself a glorious reputation.
    Chapter 43 -- Wherein is Shown How the Artful Dodger Got Into Trouble (**% in)
establishing = creating
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So, they established the rule, that all poor people should have the alternative (for they would compel nobody, not they), of being starved by a gradual process in the house, or by a quick one out of it.
    Chapter 2 -- Treats of Oliver Twist's Growth, Education, and Board (74% in)
  • established = set in place
  • The doctor seemed expecially troubled by the fact of the robbery having been unexpected, and attempted in the night-time; as if it were the established custom of gentlemen in the housebreaking way to transact business at noon, and to make an appointment, by post, a day or two previous.
    Chapter 29 -- Has an Introductory Account of the Inmates of the House…. (54% in)
  • established = long-practiced
  • ...many witticisms at the expense of Mr. Chitling; in whose conduct, it is but justice to say, there was nothing very conspicuous or peculiar: inasmuch as there are a great number of spirited young bloods upon town, who pay a much higher price than Mr. Chitling for being seen in good society: and a great number of fine gentlemen (composing the good society aforesaid) who established their reputation upon very much the same footing as flash Toby Crackit.
    Chapter 39 -- Introduces Some Respectable Characters with Whom the…. (50% in)
established = created and maintained
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Oliver Twist.

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2  —2 uses as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • It appears, at first sight not unreasonable to suppose, that, if he had entertained a becoming feeling of respect for the prediction of the gentleman in the white waistcoat, he would have established that sage individual's prophetic character, once and for ever, by tying one end of his pocket-handkerchief to a hook in the wall, and attaching himself to the other.
    Chapter 3 -- Relates How Oliver Twist was Very Near Getting a Palce…. (3% in)
established = demonstrated
  • If he had hesitated for one instant to punish Oliver most severely, it must be quite clear to every experienced reader that he would have been, according to all precedents in disputes of matrimony established, a brute, an unnatural husband, an insulting creature, a base imitation of a man, and various other agreeable characters too numerous for recital within the limits of this chapter.
    Chapter 7 -- Oliver Continues Refactory (61% in)
established = shown
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Oliver Twist.

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