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establish
used in The Mill on the Floss

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establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • Now and then that sort of enthusiasm finds a far-echoing voice that comes from an experience springing out of the deepest need; and it was by being brought within the long lingering vibrations of such a voice that Maggie, with her girl's face and unnoted sorrows, found an effort and a hope that helped her through years of loneliness, making out a faith for herself without the aid of established authorities and appointed guides; for they were not at hand, and her need was pressing.
    4.3 — Book 4 Chapter 3 — A Voice from the Past (84% in)
established = proven
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  • In fact, poor Maggie, with all her inward consciousness of a painful past and her presentiment of a troublous future, was on the way to become an object of some envy,—a topic of discussion in the newly established billiard-room, and between fair friends who had no secrets from each other on the subject of trimmings.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (5% in)

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