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  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
  • Gail Wynand, who was a licensed pilot, had made a solo flight from Los Angeles to New York, establishing a transcontinental speed record, in a small, specially built craft costing one hundred thousand dollars.

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  • But he doesn’t belong to any established church.
  • A few words to say informally in a little after-dinner speech—you know, nothing blatant, no vulgar sales talk—only a few well-chosen thoughts on the responsibility of realtors to society, on the importance of selecting architects who are competent, respected and well established.
  • He stared at the flames, unblinking, to force himself into a complete obedience to an established truth.
  • The inspection made the mink coats seem warmer and their wearers’ rights to them incontestable, since it established superiority and altruistic virtue together, in a demonstration more potent than a visit to a morgue.
  • It’s in some sort of fourth dimension that can never establish any communication with you at all.
  • The frustrated wretch who professes love for the inferior and clings to those less endowed, in order to establish his own superiority by comparison.
  • A circuit was established in the room and the circle closed.
  • He saw a nurse in white uniform walking down the hall—an emergency first-aid station had been established on the ground floor.

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  • Then he discovered that she had established an electric plate and a stock of supplies in a closet.
  • The ’common good’ of a collective—a race, a class, a state—was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men.
  • He succumbed to the superstition of beauty and ornament, even though the ornament was of his own devising, and, consequently, inferior to that of established historical forms.
  • The city became a friendly sight, an abstraction with which no possible communication could be established, like the sky, a spectacle to be admired, but of no direct concern in their lives.

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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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