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establish
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The Great Gatsby
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as in: establish a positive tone. Define
create or start
  • Amid the welcome confusion of cups and cakes a certain physical decency established itself.
  • Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.

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  • Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
  • Which word choice would help to establish a serious tone.

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as in: establish a positive tone. Define
create or start
as in: establish that there is a need Define
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
as in: establish the company as a leader Define
cause long-term acceptance, reputation, or success
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