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It was trusted often, was in attendance on the Emperor, and was fairly well paid.

It does not matter whether we recognize a king or an emperor or a president as our ruler.

One would think he was the Emperor what's his name, or the Grand Turk.

The emperor pulled my ear, as much as to say, 'Well, here is an odd one!'

Perhaps you think that our emperor once an emperor, would rest at home.

They say he is dead; but I do not believe that, any more than I believe that my emperor is dead.

"But he disappeared—the emperor disappeared—he vanished," persisted the scholar.

I thank God that I was not born an emperor, or I might have become a monster.

Her husband, the Prince, is attached to the Emperor's household.

I made my three curtseys under the laughing eyes of the Emperor.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French empereor (accusative; nominative emperere; Modern French empereur), from Latin imperiatorem (nominative imperiator) "commander, emperor," from past participle stem of imperare "to command" (see empire).

Originally a title conferred by vote of the Roman army on a successful general, later by the Senate on Julius and Augustus Caesar and adopted by their successors except Tiberius and Claudius. In the Middle Ages, applied to rulers of China, Japan, etc.; only non-historical European application in English was to the Holy Roman Emperors (who in German documents are called kaiser), from late 13c., until in 1804 Napoleon took the title "Emperor of the French."

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