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dilate
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

3 uses
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Definition
become wider (bigger)
  • These same atoms dilated in accordance with a certain law need only be condensed in accordance with another law.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (41% in)
  • At the first moment there had arisen from his poet's head, or, simply and prosaically, from his empty stomach, a mist, a vapor, so to speak, which, spreading between objects and himself, permitted him to catch a glimpse of them only in the incoherent fog of nightmare,—in those shadows of dreams which distort every outline, agglomerating objects into unwieldy groups, dilating things into chimeras, and men into phantoms.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (32% in)
  • Gudule's horribly compressed heart now dilated, and she said in a low voice, as she cast a glance at her daughter, whom she had not ventured to look at while they were there, "Saved!"
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (74% in)

There are no more uses of "dilate" in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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