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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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dilate -- as in: dilated eyes
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Othello, the Moor of Venice
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  • …still the house affairs would draw her thence; Which ever as she could with haste despatch, She’d come again, and with a greedy ear Devour up my discourse; which I observing, Took once a pliant hour; and found good means To draw from her a prayer of earnest heart That I would all my pilgrimage dilate, Whereof by parcels she had something heard, But not intentively; I did consent; And often did beguile her of her tears, When I did speak of some distressful stroke That my youth suffer’d.

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  • Her pupils were dilated.
  • Pupils dilate when someone looks at something they like.

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