Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of umpire..

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See umpire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete and corrupt form of umpire.

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Examples

  • To be honest, I'd rather be holding the coat-tails of one of our seedlings than absorbed into the EU 'impire'.

    Lib Dumb

  • The Soviet Union became an evil, tyrannical impire after the Russian people revolted to overthrow the Czar.

    G20 Pbgh; Police State Ghost-Town; Pics and Video of Tear-gassing

  • They are involved in matter now, but in matter they are creating a new impire for the spirit.

    Introduction

  • Be hivins, if Ireland cud be freed be a picnic, it 'd not on'y be free to-day, but an impire, begorra, with Tim Haley, th' Banthry man, evictin 'Lord Salisbury fr'm his houldin'.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • No flinchin ', no hisitation, ivry man with his head erect an' th 'feelin' in his heart that on him rested th 'security iv th' impire if so.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley

  • I sleep constantly in clothes becomin 'me station, an' th 'impire may rely on me not makin' a show iv mesilf whin I am took.

    Observations By Mr. Dooley

  • An ', if anny wan laid hands on th' ball, he was kicked be ivry wan else an 'be th' impire.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • He cud holler like th 'impire iv a base-ball game; an', whin he delivered th 'sintimints iv his hear-rt, ye'd think he was thryin' to confide thim to a man on top iv a high buildin '.

    Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War

  • 'Twas the kit that flusthered me, for I knew for a Capt'n to go trapesing about the impire wid the Lord knew what av a _truso_ on his arrum was nefarious, an 'wud be worse than easin' the flag, so far as the talk aftherwards wint. '

    Soldiers Three

  • Twas the kit that flusthered me, for I knew for a Capt'n to go trapesing about the impire wid the Lord knew what av a

    Indian Tales

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