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This must have been the case, though Keightley had failed to establish it.

Besides, he did not care to establish any relations with the people in the house.

Passages taken at haphazard will suffice to establish my contention.

He would fight this disease before it could establish a hold.

He affected singularity, in order to establish his claims to genius.

A proponent of a new misrule who has failed to establish it.

Your proposition to establish a journal has been received by us with the greatest satisfaction.

Business waited for success, to establish itself, but the sheriff did not.

Here we see a great colourist attempting to establish a canon for colour.

To establish and limit a loss on an unfavorable purchase of actual sugar.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French establiss-, present participle stem of establir (12c., Modern French établir) "cause to stand still, establish, stipulate, set up, erect, build," from Latin stabilire "make stable," from stabilis "stable" (see stable (adj.)).

For initial e-, see especial. Related: Established; establishing. An established church or religion is one sanctioned by the state.

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