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A proper procedure for complaints should be established.
The case established an important legal principle.
Mandela was eager to establish good relations with the business community.
The cause of death has not yet been established.
We have established that you were present that afternoon.
I was never able to establish whether she was telling the truth.
Townsend's work firmly established the links between unemployment and poverty.
Within six months, Caesar had established his authority over Gaul.
Reagan quickly established himself as a promising film actor.
The Institute has established a reputation for the exploration of new art in Britain.
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dirty and sometimes untidy or smelling bad
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