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establish
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: establish a positive tone. Define
create or start
  • He returned to Saint Stephens only once, to find a wife, and with her established a line that ran high to daughters.
    p.4.6
  • So Simon, having forgotten his teacher’s dictum on the possession of human chattels, bought three slaves and with their aid established a homestead on the banks of the Alabama River some forty miles above Saint Stephens.
    p.4.5

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  • Business was excellent when Governor William Wyatt Bibb, with a view to promoting the newly created county’s domestic tranquility, dispatched a team of surveyors to locate its exact center and there establish its seat of government.
    p.173.9

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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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