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empirical
 a.  derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  But so soon as the empire fell once more to the heirs by birth, its ruin recommenced.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X.
2  And because their empire was so great, and at such a distance from the Roman frontier, they were never led to think of attacking the Romans or of lending assistance to the Etruscans or Samnites.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I.
3  They who would have their city become a great empire, must endeavour by every means to fill it with inhabitants; for without a numerous population no city can ever succeed in growing powerful.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III.
4  And, accordingly, since glory and empire, and not peace, were the ends which they always had in view, it became impossible for them to refuse this protectorship.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER IX.
5  And this was the beginning of the decline of their great empire.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XXX.
6  Thus, notwithstanding whatever title the kings of Assyria had over Judah, by the sword, God assisted Hezekiah to throw off the dominion of that conquering empire.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
7  Yet it cannot be called talent to slay fellow-citizens, to deceive friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; such methods may gain empire, but not glory.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII — CONCERNING THOSE WHO HAVE OBTAINED A PRINC...
8  It seemed that sleep and night had resumed their empire.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  Flimnap, the treasurer, is allowed to cut a caper on the straight rope, at least an inch higher than any other lord in the whole empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
10  A conversation between the author and a principal secretary, concerning the affairs of that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
11  These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
12  The empire of Blefuscu is an island situated to the north-east of Lilliput, from which it is parted only by a channel of eight hundred yards wide.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
13  Although I intend to leave the description of this empire to a particular treatise, yet, in the mean time, I am content to gratify the curious reader with some general ideas.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
14  s throne, or the still more tragic destruction of the empire.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
15  During this time the empire made its last conscription, and every man in France capable of bearing arms rushed to obey the summons of the emperor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
Example Sentence:
1  This theory needs to be backed up with solid empirical data/evidence.
2  There is no empirical evidence to support his thesis.
3  He distrusted hunches and intuitive flashes; he placed his reliance entirely on empirical data.
4  A hundred years ago, Britain had a large empire.
5  He ruled his business empire like a latter-day Tsar.
6  Church and empire were fused in a single entity.
7  You have built up a huge property empire by buying from wretched people who had to sell or starve.
8  His widow has taken over the running of his empire, including six London theatres.
9  The Thirty Year's War nearly caused the breakup of the empire.
10  The Japanese empire was quickly dismantled.
11  He now controls the largest retail development empire in southern California.
12  We are in transition from an empire to a republic.