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establish
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Middlemarch
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  • The long-established practitioners, Mr. Wrench and Mr. Toller; were just now standing apart and having a friendly colloquy, in which they agreed that Lydgate was a jackanapes, just made to serve Bulstrode’s purpose.
  • But what has that to do with the question whether it would not be a fine thing to establish here a more valuable hospital than any they have in the county?

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  • She had no presentiment that the power which her husband wished to establish over her future action had relation to anything else than his work.
  • We may handle even extreme opinions with impunity while our furniture, our dinner-giving, and preference for armorial bearings in our own case, link us indissolubly with the established order.
  • This way of establishing sequences is too common to be fairly regarded as a peculiar folly in Rosamond.
  • The business was established and had old roots; is it not one thing to set up a new gin-palace and another to accept an investment in an old one?
  • "The business was established before I became connected with it, sir; nor is it for you to institute an inquiry of that kind," he answered, not raising his voice, but speaking with quick defiantness.
  • The day passed in a sombre fashion, not unusual, though Mr. Casaubon was perhaps unusually silent; but there were hours of the night which might be counted on as opportunities of conversation; for Dorothea, when aware of her husband’s sleeplessness, had established a habit of rising, lighting a candle, and reading him to sleep again.
  • The sudden sense of exposure after the re-established sense of safety came—not to the coarse organization of a criminal but to—the susceptible nerve of a man whose intensest being lay in such mastery and predominance as the conditions of his life had shaped for him.
  • It may seem strange, but it is the fact, that the ordinary vulgar vision of which Mr. Casaubon suspected him—namely, that Dorothea might become a widow, and that the interest he had established in her mind might turn into acceptance of him as a husband—had no tempting, arresting power over him; he did not live in the scenery of such an event, and follow it out, as we all do with that imagined "otherwise" which is our practical heaven.

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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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