American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nation's practice or policy of territorial or economic expansion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A policy of (territorial) expansion.
- n. the doctrine of expanding the territory or the economic influence of a country
- From expansion + -ism. (Wiktionary)
“One of the biggest problems in bringing Israel to its senses, and/or making it accountable for its egregious expansionism, is that the US populace has been cowed into equating anti-zionism with anti-semitism.”
“Today we can be pleased that Soviet expansionism is receding, but can we say that the West no longer needs an organisation to guarantee security and stability?”
“It's all about Zionist "expansionism" stifling the quest for peace and human dignity.”
“When the Texas education board insists that the word "expansionism" (not "imperialism") be used to describe the overseas deeds of the McKinley administration, when it instructs textbook writers to always use the term "free-enterprise" and never the term "capitalism," it isn't doing so because it feels solicitude for imperialists or the big-money set.”
“Here in America, we pretty up our own 19th Century holocaust against native people in this country with terms like "expansionism" and "manifest destiny".”
“Indian "expansionism" has "interfered" in Nepal's political, cultural and economic affairs, the paper said quoting Maoist sources.”
“Treaty or no, the Gitmo naval base is a relic of US "expansionism" and gunboat diplomacy.”
“Thus even if we neglect dealing with the undesired and undesirable consequences and social costs of such inflationary measures and, for the sake of argument, even if we accept all that the harbingers of "expansionism" advance in favor of inflation, we must realize that the alleged blessings of these policies are shortlived.”
“expansionism" in describing America's land acquisitions.”
“Soviet expansionism was still very much on our minds.”
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