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empire building

the plans, activities, achievements, etc., of an empire builder.
Origin of empire building
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What a privilege it is to meet such men and take a peep through their wise eyes at the fascinating game of empire-building!

  • The historic and time-honored art of empire-building is the only art they know.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • It will interest the politician as a chapter of empire-building, in which the author himself has played no small part.

  • It feeds on strange things like empire-building on a Balkan dung-heap, and purity, and—oh, all sorts of things.'

  • This gives him an advantage in such pursuits as athletics and empire-building.

    The Joyful Heart Robert Haven Schauffler
  • Raffles possessed the empire-building instinct, surely, and earned the honor of interment in Westminster Abbey.

    East of Suez Frederic Courtland Penfield
  • I'd a hope it meant something connected with empire-building, and then Otty could have scored off him.

    Foe-Farrell Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • Sir Henry Morgan played an important part in the stirring drama of empire-building.

    Wit and Wisdom of Lord Tredegar Godfrey Charles Morgan

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