Poor old things, they belonged to the 'EmPire' Period; no wonder they groan.
New-York justly merits the appellation of the 'EmPire State.'
Lequel engin, pour le mal quil faisait (Pire que le venin des serpens), fut nomm serpentine, &c.
No money could purchase it;—no 'EmPire Builder' could build it!
The true Coptic name of these edifices is Pire Honc, which signifies a sunbeam.
Could we meet (say) on the steps of the 'EmPire' at ten o'clock?
Now, if my forty friends from New York choose to call it the 'emPire state,' I will not quarrel with them.
"I as--p--Pire to be so," replied the other, with a blush and a bow.
This is the 'EmPire' that Harry spoke about when we landed here.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th edition), articles on 'Crusades' and 'EmPire'.