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dilate -- as in: dilated eyes
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  • Now he was openly angry, betraying it in quickness of breathing, in dilation of nostrils, a steady stare.
  • She looked up at Tharthar — a small, dark woman in a red-figured robe of black, the total blue of her eyes trained fixedly on Jessica, the nostrils of her tiny nose dilated to reveal the plug scars.
  • Three quick breaths triggered the responses: he fell into the floating awareness …. focusing the consciousness …. aortal dilation …. avoiding the unfocused mechanism of consciousness …. to be conscious by choice …. blood enriched and swift-flooding the overload regions …. one does not obtain food-safety-freedom by instinct alone …. animal consciousness does not extend beyond the given moment nor into the idea that its victims may become extinct …. the animal destroys and does not…

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

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