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establish
used in The Fountainhead

2 meanings, 14 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • The 'common good' of a collective—a race, a class, a state—was the claim and justification of every tyranny ever established over men.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (74% in)
established = created
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • A few words to say informally in a little after-dinner speech—you know, nothing blatant, no vulgar sales talk—only a few well-chosen thoughts on the responsibility of realtors to society, on the importance of selecting architects who are competent, respected and well established.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (32% in)
  • established = set in reputation
  • Gail Wynand, who was a licensed pilot, had made a solo flight from Los Angeles to New York, establishing a transcontinental speed record, in a small, specially built craft costing one hundred thousand dollars.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (4% in)
  • establishing = creating
  • A circuit was established in the room and the circle closed.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (64% in)
  • established = created
  • He succumbed to the superstition of beauty and ornament, even though the ornament was of his own devising, and, consequently, inferior to that of established historical forms.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (76% in)
  • established = long-practiced
  • The city became a friendly sight, an abstraction with which no possible communication could be established, like the sky, a spectacle to be admired, but of no direct concern in their lives.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (2% in)
  • established = made
  • He saw a nurse in white uniform walking down the hall—an emergency first-aid station had been established on the ground floor.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (49% in)
  • established = created
  • Then he discovered that she had established an electric plate and a stock of supplies in a closet.
    4.15 — Part 4 Chapter 15 (83% in)
established = set
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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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)
  • He stared at the flames, unblinking, to force himself into a complete obedience to an established truth.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (16% in)
established = known
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The frustrated wretch who professes love for the inferior and clings to those less endowed, in order to establish his own superiority by comparison.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (62% in)
  • It is contrary to every principle we have tried to teach you, contrary to all established precedents and traditions of Art.
    1.1 — Part 1 Chapter 1 (51% in)
  • But he doesn't belong to any established church.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (80% in)
  • The inspection made the mink coats seem warmer and their wearers' rights to them incontestable, since it established superiority and altruistic virtue together, in a demonstration more potent than a visit to a morgue.
    2.15 — Part 2 Chapter 15 (75% in)
  • It's in some sort of fourth dimension that can never establish any communication with you at all.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (80% in)

There are no more uses of "establish" in The Fountainhead.

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