empire building


Definition of empire building

: the activities of an empire builder our forefathers were often too busy with empire building to worry about their souls

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First Known Use of empire building

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Empire building.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empire%20building. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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