ESTABLISH in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ESTABLISH
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 v.  set up or found; build
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She could see for herself how quickly the town was rebuilding and anyone who could establish a lumber business now, when there was so little competition, would have a gold mine.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  The latter had already planned to return to town after a farewell Sunday with her friends; and, with Gerty Farish's aid, had discovered a small private hotel where she might establish herself for the winter.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
3  As a parent, Kennicott was moved to establish the first child-welfare week held in Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
4  But I beat the thing down; and again marking the sleeper, jocularly hinted to Queequeg that perhaps we had best sit up with the body; telling him to establish himself accordingly.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 21. Going Aboard.
5  Still, we can hypothesize, even if we cannot prove and establish.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
6  In the course of these civilities, a few sentences were exchanged, that served to establish the appearance of an amicable intercourse between the parties.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 6
7  The frequency of this has had the effect to establish among the slaves the maxim, that a still tongue makes a wise head.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
8  He found that he could establish nothing.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
9  The results of schools, founded for them by benevolent individuals in Cincinnati, fully establish this.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
10  He had also a wish to establish himself in the good graces of the lady; for John was at least as licentious in his pleasures as profligate in his ambition.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
11  Seriously, they didn't do anything about it, except establish the old free-masonry of male sensuality between them.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
12  I hope we shall always think the acquaintance worth any trouble that might be taken to establish it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX
13  I can establish a good private school for farmers' sons, and without stopping the school I can manage to pass examinations.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
14  Dr. Roylott then abandoned his attempts to establish himself in practice in London and took us to live with him in the old ancestral house at Stoke Moran.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  His first act was to establish himself as near to his ancestral home as he could, and his second was to cultivate a friendship with Sir Charles Baskerville and with the neighbours.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
Example Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
16  With this upcoming deal we hope to establish a permanent foothold in the US market.
17  The police are still trying to establish a motive for the attack.
18  They are still struggling to establish their identity as a political party.
19  We need to establish a match between students' needs and teaching methods.
20  Before we take any action we must establish the facts/truth.
21  We're trying to establish linkages between these groups and financial institutions.
22  The police can't establish where he was at the time.
23  Police are still trying to establish the identity of the dead man.
24  His work was important in helping establish dentistry as a separate profession.
25  The prosecution was able to establish beyond reasonable doubt that the woman had been lying.
26  They want to establish a better working relationship between medical and nursing staff.
27  It's often difficult to establish who the guilty party is following a road accident.
28  If British business is to have a successful future, companies must establish a firm foothold in Europe.
29  She hit the ball so hard that her opponent had no chance to establish any rhythm in her game.
30  The videotape would have been useful to establish alibis for the defendants.