A huge territorial empire that flourished in west Africa during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Its capital was Timbuktu, which became a center of Islamic learning (see Islam). The empire controlled trade routes that stretched from the edge of the Sahara in the north to forests in the south and that carried gold and other luxuries.
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Empire will be hate-watched and may set off some conversations on its way from fading from our minds.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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One wonders if his subsequent battles with the “Evil Empire” were animated by this belief.
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Even the queen saw fit to honor him with the Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace in 2008.The Greatest Rock Voice of All Time Belonged to Joe Cocker|Ted Gioia|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the establishment of the Empire Berthier, like many another, received the reward for his faithfulness to Napoleon.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Constantine the Great died, having divided the empire among his children and nephews.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
During that fortnight of silence the whole of the Turkish Empire has been moving—closing in—on the Dardanelles.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
She had seen England spread from an island into an empire; she had seen America spread from a colony into an empire.
No Briton rejoiced more sincerely than this provincial American in the extension of the Empire.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker