toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

establish
used in The House of Mirth

8 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —7 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • The revelation of this suddenly-established intimacy effectually chilled his desire to see her.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 (93% in)
established = created
  • Here were Dorset and his wife once more presenting their customary faces to the world, she engrossed in establishing her relation with an intensely new gown, he shrinking with dyspeptic dread from the multiplied solicitations of the MENU.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 (54% in)
  • Gerty had but an obscure conception of what Lily's actual experience had been: but its consequences had established a lasting hold on her pity since the memorable night when she had offered up her own secret hope to her friend's extremity.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 (52% in)
  • established = created
  • The latter had already planned to return to town after a farewell Sunday with her friends; and, with Gerty Farish's aid, had discovered a small private hotel where she might establish herself for the winter.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 (46% in)
  • It was inevitable that Lily herself should constitute the first sacrifice to this new ideal, and she knew that, once the Gormers were established in town, the whole drift of fashionable life would facilitate Mattie's detachment from her.
    2.8 -- Book 2 Chapter 8 (5% in)
  • established = settled
  • Instances of young lady-milliners establishing themselves under fashionable patronage, and imparting to their "creations" that indefinable touch which the professional hand can never give, had flattered Gerty's visions of the future, and convinced even Lily that her separation from Mrs. Norma Hatch need not reduce her to dependence on her friends.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 (4% in)
  • And the realization of this fact brought her recurringly face to face with the temptation to use the legacy in establishing her business.
    2.10 -- Book 2 Chapter 10 (92% in)

There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in The House of Mirth.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®
?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Rosedale wants a wife who can establish him in the bosom of the Van Osburghs and Trenors.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 (82% in)

There are no more uses of "establish" in The House of Mirth.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®