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establish
used in Lucky by Sebold

7 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
establish that there is a need
Definition
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
  • Mastine was able to establish that, as I had said, it was an affidavit in which I retold the encounter with Madison chronologically.
    Chapter Eleven (90% in)
  • But we'll make an attempt to establish that Greg is no stranger to the police.
    Chapter Eleven (25% in)
  • He established that I had returned to Pennsylvania after failing to pick a photo out of the mug books at the Public Safety Building.
    Chapter Eleven (43% in)

There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Lucky by Sebold.

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  • By late in the year I had established myself as a sort of chubby New Age diva.
    Chapter Twelve (56% in)
  • I took each reprimand for what it was: an awareness that the specificity of my rape did not matter, but only how and if it conformed to an established charge.
    Chapter Two (60% in)
  • Mr. Ryan approached me and established my name, age, address, and other vitals.
    Chapter Eight (31% in)
  • First he established how late it was and how tired I was when I gave my statement on the night of the rape.
    Chapter Eleven (89% in)

There are no more uses of "establish" in Lucky by Sebold.

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