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dilate
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
become wider (bigger)
  • A moment before, his clenched hands had grasped the air; his eyes had dilated; and his face grown livid with passion; but now, he shrunk into a chair, and, cowering together, trembled with the apprehension of having himself disclosed some hidden villainy.
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (54% in)
  • The robber sat regarding her, for a few seconds, with dilated nostrils and heaving breast; and then, grasping her by the head and throat, dragged her into the middle of the room, and looking once towards the door, placed his heavy hand upon her mouth.
    Chapter 47 — Fatal Consequences (82% in)

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