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establish
used in A Tale of Two Cities

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • It had been established voluntarily some time ago, among the more thorough patriots; but, was now law for everybody.
    3.5 — The Wood-Sawyer (29% in)
established = set in place (accepted and expected)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • More months, to the number of twelve, had come and gone, and Mr. Charles Darnay was established in England as a higher teacher of the French language who was conversant with French literature.
    2.10 — Two Promises (1% in)
  • established = settled
  • Tellson's Bank, established in the Saint Germain Quarter of Paris, was in a wing of a large house, approached by a courtyard and shut off from the street by a high wall and a strong gate.
    3.2 — The Grindstone (0% in)
  • established = settled
  • A revolutionary tribunal in the capital, and forty or fifty thousand revolutionary committees all over the land; a law of the Suspected, which struck away all security for liberty or life, and delivered over any good and innocent person to any bad and guilty one; prisons gorged with people who had committed no offence, and could obtain no hearing; these things became the established order and nature of appointed things, and seemed to be ancient usage before they were many weeks old.
    3.4 — Calm in Storm (77% in)
  • established = set in place
  • As soon as they were established in their new residence, and her father had entered on the routine of his avocations, she arranged the little household as exactly as if her husband had been there.
    3.5 — The Wood-Sawyer (9% in)
established = settled
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in A Tale of Two Cities.

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2  —1 use as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • Here again: Mr. Lorry's inquiries into Miss Pross's personal history had established the fact that her brother Solomon was a heartless scoundrel who had stripped her of everything she possessed, as a stake to speculate with, and had abandoned her in her poverty for evermore, with no touch of compunction.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (38% in)
established = shown
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in A Tale of Two Cities.

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