One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of an empire) worldwide.‘the coins were a memory of that Empire upon which the sun had never set’
- ‘The dominion of this personage so supremely blest extends over an empire on which the sun never sets - an empire greater than Jenghiz Khan achieved or Mohammed conquered.’
- ‘And here the Disney empire on which the sun never sets is on its best creative behavior.’
- ‘It is now eighteen-sixty-four, and an upstart kingdom called ‘Britain’ oversees an empire on which the sun never sets.’
- ‘What an empire, the British Empire, on which the sun never sets!’
- ‘His book shows us how English came to be seen as the language on which the sun never sets, and it also draws our attention to the political and social significance of this linguistic dominance.’
- ‘Last week, as Cokemen surveyed their empire, on which the sun never sets, their blood almost audibly fizzed with pride.’
- ‘We seem to be living in a time when we have acquired an Empire on which the sun never sets, and have lost a Republic on which the sun never rises.’
- ‘But due to vicissitude of fortune the Empire collapsed and left behind the legacy of the English language, on which the sun never sets.’
- ‘How did this little island, ‘set in a silver sea,’ manage to destroy the great power of Spain, and finally possess themselves of an empire on which the sun never sets?’
- ‘At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface and claimed to be ‘the empire on which the sun never sets.’’
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