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establish
used in The Brothers Karamazov

2 meanings, 20 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • In this way his reputation as "a desperate character," was established for ever.
    Book 10 — The Boys (6% in)
established = set
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • This institution of elders is not founded on theory, but was established in the East from the practice of a thousand years.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (80% in)
  • established = created and maintained
  • In the end, however, the institution of elders has been retained and is becoming established in Russian monasteries.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (84% in)
  • established = set in place
  • He had a high opinion of his own insight, a weakness excusable in him as he was fifty, an age at which a clever man of the world of established position can hardly help taking himself rather seriously.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (9% in)
  • established = long-successful
  • The Kingdom of Heaven, of course, is not of this world, but in Heaven; but it is only entered through the Church which has been founded and established upon earth.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (47% in)
  • established = settled
  • Even more powerful was jealousy of the dead man's saintliness, so firmly established during his lifetime that it was almost a forbidden thing to question it.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (12% in)
  • established = set in reputation
  • But Grushenka had succeeded in emancipating herself, while she established in him a boundless belief in her fidelity.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (48% in)
  • established = created
  • Our newborn and still timid press has done good service to the public already, for without it we should never have heard of the horrors of unbridled violence and moral degradation which are continually made known by the press, not merely to those who attend the new jury courts established in the present reign, but to every one.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (39% in)
established = created
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2  —3 uses as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • But man seeks to worship what is established beyond dispute, so that all men would agree at once to worship it.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (59% in)
established = demonstrated or proved
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • In this way the fact was established that three or four hours before a certain event, of which I shall speak later on, Mitya had not a farthing, and pawned for ten roubles a possession he valued, though, three hours later, he was in possession of thousands....
    Book 8 — Mitya (24% in)
  • established = shown or proved
  • What's more, I believe they would have been mortified if his guilt had not been so firmly established, as that would have lessened the effect of the closing scene of the criminal's acquittal.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (7% in)
established = demonstrated or accepted
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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • This was the immemorial custom established by his master and the kind-hearted Marfa Ignatyevna, whenever he had a fit.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (55% in)
  • He carries in his heart the secret of renewal for all: that power which will, at last, establish truth on the earth, and all men will be holy and love one another, and there will be no more rich nor poor, no exalted nor humbled, but all will be as the children of God, and the true Kingdom of Christ will come.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (92% in)
  • In many cases it would seem to be the same with us, but the difference is that besides the established law courts we have the Church too, which always keeps up relations with the criminal as a dear and still precious son.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (54% in)
  • I've established myself in his room.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (43% in)
  • Thou hast promised, Thou hast established by Thy word, Thou hast given to us the right to bind and to unbind, and now, of course, Thou canst not think of taking it away.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (56% in)
  • Alyosha Chapter I. The Breath Of Corruption The body of Father Zossima was prepared for burial according to the established ritual.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (0% in)
  • This was how the fact came to be remembered and established that "at midday, on the day before the event, Mitya had not a farthing, and that he had sold his watch to get money and had borrowed three roubles from his landlord, all in the presence of witnesses."
    Book 8 — Mitya (14% in)
  • It seemed to establish for the prosecution (and they did, in fact, base this deduction on it) that half, or a part of, the three thousand that had come into Mitya's hands might really have been left somewhere hidden in the town, or even, perhaps, somewhere here, in Mokroe.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (86% in)
  • A peculiar fact—established afterwards by many observations—was that almost all the ladies, or, at least the vast majority of them, were on Mitya's side and in favor of his being acquitted.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (1% in)

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