01. Her grandfather [established] his own law firm in 1922.
02. The [establishment] of a U.N. peacekeeping force was supposed to reduce the number of conflicts internationally.
03. The English Language Program at the University of Victoria was [established] in May of 1987.
04. A DNA test has firmly [established] the identity of the murderer.
05. Averil Coxhead has noted that using new words in writing is important for helping [establish] the meaning and use of the words in learners' memories.
06. The police have not yet been able to [establish] the cause of death for a man who was found floating in the river.
07. Frank has [established] himself as one of the top salesmen in the local used car industry.
08. After the death of their favorite professor, some former students [established] a scholarship in his memory for students in need.
09. Hoshang Akhtar once said that failure [establishes] only that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
10. Small Islamic kingdoms were [established] in India by the year 1200.
11. The teachings of Jesus Christ and his followers led to the [establishment] of the Christian religion.
12. William Harvey [established] the system of blood circulation in the seventeenth century.
13. Effective adaptation to our natural environment requires [establishment] of a sustainable balance between resources and consumption.
14. With the post-1960s shift in values, religion is experiencing an increasing level of [disestablishment], especially among the affluent young.
15. Edward de Bono once said that creativity involves breaking out of [established] patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
16. The first modern police force was [established] in Paris in 1667.
17. When Lord Tokugawa defeated his enemies in 1600, he [established] himself as the first great shogun of a united Japan.
18. As humans learned to raise plants for food, they began to [establish] permanent settlements.
19. During World War Two, the British Foreign Secretary declared that his government favored the [establishment] in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.
20. In 1980, China [established] four special economic zones in order to attract foreign investors, technology, and expertise.
21. Dutch merchants [established] trading posts all over the world during the 17th century.
22. The custom of getting together for afternoon tea was [established] in Britain in the 1840s by the Duchess of Bedford.
23. In 1979, the U.S. and China finally [established] diplomatic relations, 30 years after the foundation of the People's Republic.
24. Austria was founded in 1918 after World War One and [re-established] after World War Two.
25. In the seventeenth century, Bacon, Descartes, Galileo, Kepler, Liebniz and Newton [established] the foundations of modern science, mathematics, and rational thought.
26. In January 2000, Sweden [disestablished] the Church of Sweden as the official state religion.

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