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establish
used in Misery

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1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • These things all came at widely spaced intervals, but then as the pain itself began not to recede but to erode (as that Revere Beach piling must itself have eroded, he thought, because nothing is forever , although the child he had been would have scoffed at such heresy), outside things began to impinge more rapidly until the objective world, with all its freight of memory, experience, and prejudice, had pretty much re-established itself.
    Part 1 — Annie (4% in)
re-established = restored

(Editor's note:  The prefix "re-" in re-established means again. This is the same pattern you see in words like reconsider, rearrange, and regenerate.)
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Misery.

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  • Also, he needed to establish the total amnesia which had been caused by the shock of being buried alive.
    Part 2 — Misery (47% in)

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