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establish
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Definition
create, start, or set in [a] place
  • Stories of cannibalism among castaways were so common that British sailors considered the practice of choosing and sacrificing a victim to be an established "custom of the sea."
    p. 149.0
established = existing, or set in place
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • With inventory taken and rules established, there was nothing to do but wait.
    p. 129.1
  • established = set in place
  • Because the Liberator didn't have the range to make the three-thousand-mile round-trip between Saipan and Japan's home islands, the captives must have believed that winning Saipan was only a preliminary step to establishing an island base within bomber range of mainland Japan.
    p. 223.0
  • establishing = creating
  • The telegram ended with a disclaimer: PENDING FURTHER CONFIRMATION THIS REPORT DOES NOT ESTABLISH HIS STATUS AS A PRISONER OF WAR.
    p. 258.2
establish = make
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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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)
  • This is one of the many examples of the men missing in action erroneously reported and later being established as a lie.
    p. 254.4
established = shown or proven
There are no more uses of "establish" flagged with this meaning in Unbroken by Hillenbrand.

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