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establish
used in Murder On The Orient Express

2 meanings, 3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • Either it was done by the murderer to establish an alibi, and afterwards, when he meant to leave the compartment, he was prevented by hearing people moving about; or...
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 — Ten Questions (47% in)
establish = create
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Murder On The Orient Express.

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2  —2 uses as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • So I try to establish first that there really is such a flesh-and-blood person.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 — Summary of the Passengers' Evidence (64% in)
establish = determine (figure out)
  • In the case of many of the passengers, to establish their bona fides will be difficult; in most cases it will probably not be attempted, especially since there seems nothing in the way of suspicion attaching to them.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 — Summary of the Passengers' Evidence (41% in)
establish = demonstrate or prove
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Murder On The Orient Express.

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