Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A subject or follower of an emperor; one who upholds the cause of an emperor or an empire; specifically, one of the partizans of the empire, or of the combatants for the imperial cause, as in the thirty years' war in Germany (1618–48).
- n. One who favors imperial government, or government by an emperor; one who favors the establishment or maintenance of an empire.
- n. Specifically, in recent and particularly in British and United States polities, one who favors the principles and practices of imperialism.
- adj. of, or relating to imperialism
- n. An advocate of imperialism.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who serves an emperor; one who favors imperialism.
- adj. of or relating to imperialism
- n. a believer in imperialism
“And he was talking about trade, talking about what he calls the imperialist U.S., even saying that this is something that is -- absolutely should not happen, in his very bombastic way.”
“However, there are critics who say it stirs up "ugly nationalism" that has forced Australia into what they describe as "imperialist wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere".”
“The first is the origins of the children's adventure story in imperialist expansion, and the second is racial drag.”
“If the grammar was to teach declarative sentences, examples were sentences like “The American capitalist imperialist is unfair to the worker.””
“And if had an open-ended presence there and were never envisioning that Iraqis could take control of their own country, we would be rightly criticized for long-term imperialist ambitions.”
“Having said that, we have no long-term imperialist ambitions, nor does the United States.”
“It's the first time I've heard anyone actually use the word imperialist in conversation,”
“My narrative is alternative both to the histories promulgated by some contemporary Hindus on the political right in India and to those presented in most surveys in English-imperialist histories, all about the kings, ignoring ordinary people.”
“No, what really matters to an anti-imperialist is whether, once a war has started, a political figure supports immediate withdrawal regardless of circumstances, or … well, let’s just lump every other position together so we can pretend they’re all the same.”
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