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American Empire

noun
1.
a style of American furniture making and related crafts from c1815 to c1840, corresponding to the French Empire and late English Regency styles.
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  • Let us get an American revenue as we have got an American Empire.

    "Stops"

    Paul Allardyce
  • The Indians were the first obstacle to the building of the American Empire.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • But the American Empire does not rest upon a political basis.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • The American Empire has been built, as were the palaces of Aladdin, in a night.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • The American Empire will grow with the benediction always of a high moral purpose; but it will grow.

  • These owners and directors of the nation's wealth have been the real builders of the American Empire.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • Almost unconsciously, out of the necessities of the period, has come the structure of the American Empire.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • To-morrow, if the present course is followed, it will be equally true in the American Empire.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing

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