American Empire

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American Empire

  1. The United States of America together with its allies, viewed as having the qualities characteristic of an empire.
    • 2005, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., "The American Empire? Not so Fast", World Policy Journal  Vol. 22, No. 1, page 43:
      The one thing that Noam Chomsky and Paul Wolfowitz might agree upon is the reality of an American Empire.
  2. A French-inspired neoclassical style of American furniture and decoration originating from the Empire style introduced during the First French Empire period under Napoleon's rule.
    • 1912 August 1, Harry Martin Yeomans, “The decoration of remodeled farmhouses”, in American Homes and Gardens, volume 9, page 294:
      It need not be so true to style as the furniture intended for a more pretentious house, and the mahogany American Empire furniture, so popular about 1820, will become a farmhouse dwelling.