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establish
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

2 meanings, 11 uses
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1  —7 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • But I think that we shall succeed in establishing a connection after all.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (76% in)
establishing = creating
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Now, you will observe that he could not have been on the staff of the hospital, since only a man well-established in a London practice could hold such a position, and such a one would not drift into the country.
    Chapter 1 — Mr. Sherlock Holmes (44% in)
  • established = set in reputation
  • I have no doubt, sir, that we shall succeed in establishing ourselves in some business.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (83% in)
  • establishing = settling
  • I have established a right of way through the centre of old Middleton's park, slap across it, sir, within a hundred yards of his own front door.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (52% in)
  • established = created
  • No, my dear fellow; we must reconcile ourselves to the fact that we have no case at present, and that it is worth our while to run any risk in order to establish one.
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (11% in)
  • establish = create
  • He married Beryl Garcia, one of the beauties of Costa Rica, and, having purloined a considerable sum of public money, he changed his name to Vandeleur and fled to England, where he established a school in the east of Yorkshire.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (15% in)
  • established = started
  • His first act was to establish himself as near to his ancestral home as he could, and his second was to cultivate a friendship with Sir Charles Baskerville and with the neighbours.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (22% in)
establish = settle
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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2  —4 uses as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • I was able to establish the identity of the man and the woman and knew at last exactly how I stood.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (75% in)
establish = determine (figure out)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "We have established a most important fact by these questions, Watson," he continued in a low voice as we went upstairs together.
    Chapter 5 — Three Broken Threads (8% in)
  • established = learned or demonstrated
  • I start then from the day which succeeded that upon which I had established two facts of great importance, the one that Mrs. Laura Lyons of Coombe Tracey had written to Sir Charles Baskerville and made an appointment with him at the very place and hour that he met his death, the other that the lurking man upon the moor was to be found among the stone huts upon the hill-side.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (2% in)
  • established = learned or proved
  • He might claim the property from South America, establish his identity before the British authorities there and so obtain the fortune without ever coming to England at all;
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (96% in)
establish = show
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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