To better see all uses of the word
dilate
in
The House of Mirth
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
dilate -- as in: dilated eyes
Used In
The House of Mirth
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury; it was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.
  • He leaned back, spreading himself farther across the seat, as if dilated by the joyful sense of his own discernment.
  • She was too genuinely ignorant of the manipulations of the stock-market to understand his technical explanations, or even perhaps to perceive that certain points in them were slurred; the haziness enveloping the transaction served as a veil for her embarrassment, and through the general blur her hopes dilated like lamps in a fog.

  • There are no more uses of "dilate" in the book.


    Show samples from other sources
  • Her pupils were dilated.
  • Pupils dilate when someone looks at something they like.

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading