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establish
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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.
  • Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest college in the United States.
  • The thought occurred to Hester, that the child might really be seeking to approach her with childlike confidence, and doing what she could, and as intelligently as she knew how, to establish a meeting-point of sympathy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • But that society has now been established.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • Stoneman and Black drew forth their rulebooks, which also contained brief histories of the Firemen of America, and laid them out where Montag, though long familiar with them, might read: "Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies."
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Amid the welcome confusion of cups and cakes a certain physical decency established itself.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He returned to Saint Stephens only once, to find a wife, and with her established a line that ran high to daughters.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Indeed they say the senators to-morrow
    Mean to establish Caesar as a king;
    And he shall wear his crown by sea and land,
    In every place save here in Italy.
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • Almost none of them knew how to establish a direct line to the target, and when they reached the far wall few of the new ones had any idea how to catch on or even control their rebounds.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game

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  • The slaveholders have been known to send in spies among their slaves, to ascertain their views and feelings in regard to their condition. The frequency of this has had the effect to establish among the slaves the maxim, that a still tongue makes a wise head.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • As soon as the birth agony was over, and the wounds of society had been healed, there would be established a simple system whereby each man was credited with his labor and debited with his purchases; and...
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I can’t move too quickly.... But I establish the slow hunter’s tread I use when tracking game.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Salem had been established hardly forty years before.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Our school is one of the finest ever established.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The Nut was established directly after the Dark Days, when the Capitol had lost 13 and was desperate for a new underground stronghold.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • A simple routine, true, established in a short few days, and yet . ?
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • Two shining arrogant eyes had established dominance over his face and gave him the appearance of always leaning aggressively forward.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Ender watched from the fringes of the group as Bernard established the hierarchy.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • 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.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I have not established touch with the others.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • It proved not difficult to re-establish the intimacy of the two companions, on the same footing and in the same degree as heretofore.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • They are professedly a custom established by the benevolence of the slaveholders; but I undertake to say, it is the result of selfishness, and one of the grossest frauds committed upon the down-trodden slave.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • 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.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam’s government is here established.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • In addition, four pigeons were sent to Foxwood with a conciliatory message, which it was hoped might re-establish good relations with Pilkington.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The front-line has been penetrated, and everywhere small groups have established themselves, the fight is carried on from clusters of shell-holes.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He and Peeta already have the rapport they established that night of the first interview, that easy banter, so I just smile a lot and try to speak as little as possible.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • It would not do, Ostrinski explained, for the proletariat of one nation to achieve the victory, for that nation would be crushed by the military power of the others; and so the Socialist movement was a world movement, an organization of all mankind to establish liberty and fraternity.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • It denoted the advance of the procession of magistrates and citizens on its way towards the meeting-house: where, in compliance with a custom thus early established, and ever since observed, the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale was to deliver an Election Sermon.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Its ranks were filled with gentlemen who felt the stirrings of martial impulse, and sought to establish a kind of College of Arms, where, as in an association of Knights Templars, they might learn the science, and, so far as peaceful exercise would teach them, the practices of war.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • She assured them, too, of her firm belief that, at some brighter period, when the world should have grown ripe for it, in Heaven’s own time, a new truth would be revealed, in order to establish the whole relation between man and woman on a surer ground of mutual happiness.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • For this reason I would seriously maintain that all the medical and surgical discoveries that science can make in the future will be of less importance than the application of the knowledge we already possess, when the disinherited of the earth have established their right to a human existence.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • The old clergyman, nurtured at the rich bosom of the English Church, had a long established and legitimate taste for all good and comfortable things, and however stern he might show himself in the pulpit, or in his public reproof of such transgressions as that of Hester Prynne, still, the genial benevolence of his private life had won him warmer affection than was accorded to any of his professional contemporaries.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • ...then there would be a magazine for the purpose of interpreting and popularizing the gospel of Friedrich Nietzsche, the prophet of Evolution, and also of Horace Fletcher, the inventor of the noble science of clean eating; and incidentally, perhaps, for the discouraging of long skirts, and the scientific breeding of men and women, and the establishing of divorce by mutual consent.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
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