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establish
used in The Magic Mountain

2 meanings, 26 uses
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1  —8 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • (accustomed as they were to equating patriotic feelings with preservation of the established order)
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (61% in)
established = long-existing
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • In fact, he felt as if he had only just now reestablished a connection with yesterday, as if he were taking in the whole picture again, as it were, which had not really been the case since he awoke.
    3.2 - Breakfast (13% in)
  • The vague, tense connection that his looks and actions had established between him and the Russian woman was of an extrasocial nature, entailing no obligations, indeed intended not to entail them.
    4.9 - Growing Anxiety / Two Grandfathers and a Twilight Boat Ride (12% in)
  • established = created
  • Countless local chapters have been established in various countries, their purpose being to inform and educate by means of public lectures and Sunday festivities.
    5.5 - Encyclopedia (59% in)
  • established = started
  • —and instructed his uncle, step by step, in the traditional art of wrapping oneself; in fact, once the consul had been transformed into a smooth, cylindrical mummy, Hans Castorp undid it all, in order to have his uncle repeat the whole established procedure on his own, intervening only occasionally to improve his technique.
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (64% in)
  • established = generally accepted
  •   "An international union of Freemasons does not exist."
      "It shall be established—and I repeat, we are very quietly, very diligently working to achieve it."
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (42% in)
  • established = created
  • Shall we build a friendship, establish an alliance for someone, instead of against someone as is usual?
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (65% in)
  • I was willing to take that risk because it has long been my wish that clarity should be established between us—between me and the man for whom I entertain such extraordinary respect.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (88% in)
established = created and maintained
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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)
  • All those things you have established in regard to morality, you and your ailing compatriot—do you seriously suppose they surprise me?
    5.9 - Walpurgis Night (89% in)
established = shown or proved
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?  —17 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • It seems to me this method of differentiating establishes the difference between what is political and what is not.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (41% in)
  • There was a connection now, or at least it would not have been difficult to establish one—a justifiable emotion could easily be assigned to his body's overwrought activity.
    4.8 - Table Talk (99% in)
  • This done, our adventurer felt he had put things in general good order and his mind was at ease; and although tormented by the cough and stuffy head of a cold, he lived each day as it came—each normal day, its established sameness divided into little segments, neither diverting nor boring, and always the same.
    5.1 - Eternal Soup and Sudden Clarity (28% in)
  • It established Hans Castorp's freedom.
    5.3 - Freedom (91% in)
  • But once you make nations free and equal, defend the small and weak from oppression, establish justice, fix national borders—
    6.2 - Someone Else (72% in)
  • And I can confirm, as I'm sure my cousin also recalls, that Herr Settembrini has more than once waxed enthusiastic for the principle of motion and rebellion, of improvement in the world—hardly a principle of peace, I don't suppose— and has noted that great efforts still lie ahead before such a principle will . have triumphed everywhere and the universal, happy Republic of the World is established.
    6.2 - Someone Else (74% in)
  • I shall refrain from inquiring what becomes of the principle of motion and rebellion once happiness and confederation have been established.
    6.2 - Someone Else (77% in)
  • I am merely establishing fundamental agreement as to man's original, paradisial condition, without law and with a direct childlike relation to God, all of which was lost in the Fall.
    6.3 - The City of God and Evil Deliverance (55% in)
  • But the measuring and counting of the time that bound each person to space up here, of personal, individual time—that was for newcomers and short-termers; established residents reserved their praise for unmeasured time and unheeded eternity, for the day that was always the same, and each person delicately presumed everyone else harbored the same sentiment.
    6.4 - An Outburst of Temper / Something Very Embarrassing (4% in)
  • Such an act of confession might arouse disgust and entailed much self-abasement; all the same, it established, if only for a moment, intimate contact with the desired object, dragging her into one's confidence, into the element of one's passion, and although it meant that everything was over, such eternal loss was not too much to pay for desperate bliss—for confession was a form of violence, all the more enjoyable for the disgust it encountered.
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (15% in)
  • And having once established that point of view, it was only logical, then, to treat the body accordingly, to bestow upon it certain disciplinary methods, which, if one dared take another risk, might likewise be called mystically evil.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (55% in)
  • Or, to put it another way: their life-and-death duel of wits was constantly establishing some sort of subterranean connection to this epitome of stature strolling beside them and was enervated by its magnetism.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (33% in)
  • Could it be that Herr Settembrini had never been touched by that breath of humane irony with which the Church continually made concessions to the world, to the flesh, cleverly acquiescing in order to disguise the ultimate consequences of the ascetic principle and letting the influence of the Spirit establish order by not opposing nature all too sternly?
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (39% in)
  • The satisfaction that old age and infirmity prevent me from offering you by means of weapons, I now offer you in this form; I offer it in the form of a bond of brotherhood, of the sort that is usually established against a third party, against the world, against someone else, but which we shall establish in our feelings for someone.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (98% in)
  • The satisfaction that old age and infirmity prevent me from offering you by means of weapons, I now offer you in this form; I offer it in the form of a bond of brotherhood, of the sort that is usually established against a third party, against the world, against someone else, but which we shall establish in our feelings for someone.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (98% in)
  • And while they established that the nightstand lamp had not burned out but had been turned off—it took only a very human flip of the switch to undo the covert maneuver and make it burn again—Hans Castorp quietly made a surprising discovery of his own, which might be seen as evidence that the childish dark powers manifesting themselves here had paid him particular attention.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (44% in)
  • Things were no longer as they had been once, when, after first establishing sudden clarity, Heir Settembrini would sit down at the bedside of a horizontal Hans Castorp and attempt to influence him by correcting his opinions about matters of life and death.
    7.10 - The Thunderbolt (33% in)

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