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establish
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • There was one wearing a pale pink jacket, another in a cream-coloured tight-sleeved gown, another in a petticoat as red as the arms of the reaping-machine; and others, older, in the brown-rough "wropper" or over-all—the old-established and most appropriate dress of the field-woman, which the young ones were abandoning.
    2 — Maiden No More (51% in)
established = long-practiced
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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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)
  • ...the strange enervating conviction that her seducer confronted her, which had been gaining ground in Tess ever since she had heard his words distinctly, was at last established as a fact indeed.
    5 — The Woman Pays (**% in)
established = shown
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • She had set herself to stand or fall by her qualities, and to waive such merely technical claims upon a strange family as had been established for her by the flimsy fact of a member of that family, in a season of impulse, writing his name in a church-book beside hers.
    5 — The Woman Pays (88% in)
  • —old Mr Clare; one of the most earnest of his school; one of the few intense men left in the Church; not so intense as the extreme wing of Christian believers with which I have thrown in my lot, but quite an exception among the Established clergy, the younger of whom are gradually attenuating the true doctrines by their sophistries, till they are but the shadow of what they were.
    6 — The Convert (6% in)

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