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establish
used in Persuasion

6 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • The visit was paid, their acquaintance re-established, their interest in each other more than re-kindled.
    Chapter 17 (12% in)
re-established = restored

(Editor's note:  The prefix "re-" in re-established means again. This is the same pattern you see in words like reconsider, rearrange, and regenerate.)
  • ...his first object on arriving, had been to leave his card in Camden Place, following it up by such assiduous endeavours to meet, and when they did meet, by such great openness of conduct, such readiness to apologize for the past, such solicitude to be received as a relation again, that their former good understanding was completely re-established.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)
  • re-established = restored

    (Editor's note:  The prefix "re-" in re-established means again. This is the same pattern you see in words like reconsider, rearrange, and regenerate.)
  • But here you are in Bath, and the object is to be established here with all the credit and dignity which ought to belong to Sir Walter Elliot.
    Chapter 16 (92% in)
  • established = settled
  • He soon quitted Bath; and on Mrs Clay's quitting it soon afterwards, and being next heard of as established under his protection in London, it was evident how double a game he had been playing, and how determined he was to save himself from being cut out by one artful woman, at least.
    Chapter 24 (58% in)
established = created; or settled
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Persuasion.

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exact meaning not specified
  • It was unvarying, warm admiration everywhere; but this intimate footing was not more than established, when a certain Charles Hayter returned among them, to be a good deal disturbed by it, and to think Captain Wentworth very much in the way.
    Chapter 9 (8% in)
  • After a short pause, Mr Shepherd presumed to say— "In all these cases, there are established usages which make everything plain and easy between landlord and tenant.
    Chapter 3 (25% in)

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