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a person who plans or works to extend dominion or control, as over territory, political organizations, or business enterprises.
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Origin of empire builder
First recorded in 1890–95
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How to use empire builder in a sentence
The ghost of the great Empire-builder rises before the astonished spectators, enquiring what trouble has overtaken his land.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
The German Emperor had proved himself a great Empire-builder, but it was not his own empire that he was building.
"He's missed W——'s expression entirely," said the Empire Builder.The Personality of American Cities|Edward Hungerford
Paterson's idea was in reality that of a great empire-builder.Spanish America, Its Romance, Reality and Future, Vol. 1|Charles Reginald Enock
Here he met Rhodes and an association began which continued until the death of the empire builder.An African Adventure|Isaac F. Marcosson
British Dictionary definitions for empire builder
informal a person who seeks extra power for its own sake, esp by increasing the number of his subordinates or staff
Derived forms of empire-builderempire-building, noun, adjective
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