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dilate -- as in: dilated eyes
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The House of Mirth
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  • 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.

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

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