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establish
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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1  —2 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • No sooner were the words established in his mind than his belly closed tight and sour around the thought of his uncle.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (72% in)
established = created
  • The king rules, establishes simple laws and so on, but he judges by what we would call whim—though it isn't whim, of course: it's the whole complex of his experience and intuition as a man trained and culturally established as finally responsible.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (65% in)
established = set in place
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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  • The proper place of intellect, then, is to establish the cultural norms—build the highway, so to speak, down which lovers can unthinkingly speed.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (76% in)
  • ...and heavy at fifty, his head tipped back, looking through the lower halves of his thick, dark-tinted steel-rimmed glasses at the newly delivered corn chopper, or the twenty-year-old wired-together baler, and the look on his face and in his stance was like a child's, solemn, deeply satisfied, detached as a sunlit mystical vision from the dying tamaracks, tumble-down barns, and the high, orange-yellow old brick house that labored in vain to establish for Ben Hodge his spiritual limits.
    3 — Lion Emerging from Cage (35% in)
  • The king rules, establishes simple laws and so on, but he judges by what we would call whim—though it isn't whim, of course: it's the whole complex of his experience and intuition as a man trained and culturally established as finally responsible.
    7 — The Dialogue on Wood and Stone (65% in)
  • At best the lawyer established a precedent: a man sentenced to life in prison instead of the chair because of "extenuating emotional circumstances.
    8 — The Kleppmann File (49% in)
  • At the age of fifty-one he'd established a boys' camp, had risked bankruptcy for it, stamping his troubled image into the Catskill Mountains: a huge stone lodge, a chapel, cabins, a long white dock and boathouses.
    11 — The Dialogue of Houses (20% in)
  • The idea of pressures—order establishing itself that way—as if society were a pond in a field, where natural balance comes about by itself—so many tadpoles, so many water bugs, so many thises, so many thats—that is to say ...
    13 — Nah ist—und schwer zu fassen der Gott (38% in)
  • SUNLIGHT: The poet sets up two parallel scenes—one at the beginning of the first tablet, the other at the end of the eleventh tablet—as a frame which symbolically establishes the futility of the quest.
    15 — The Dialogue of the Dead (85% in)

There are no more uses of "establish" in The Sunlight Dialogues.

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