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dilate -- as in: dilated eyes
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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  • Snape stretched out his hands like a blind man and began to move up the stairs; Harry could have sworn his over-large nostrils were dilating, trying to sniff Harry out — trapped.
  • "A little break," said Voldemort, the slit-like nostrils dilating with excitement, "a little pause . That hurt, didn’t it.

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

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