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empire building

the plans, activities, achievements, etc., of an empire builder.
Origin of empire building
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After all, primitive as this work might be, it was empire building of the most fundamental sort.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • The work of empire building falls to the lot of the workers.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • Try to call at my office in the empire building before you leave town.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • For that purpose he joined the Church, asked for a mission, and commenced at once his empire building.

  • The imperialists of the world never had less intention than they have to-day of quitting the game of empire building.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • The workers have no more to gain from empire building than they have from war making, but they pay the price of both.

    The American Empire

    Scott Nearing
  • Colonies are desired as bases of operation in the game of empire building by conquest.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge

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