DILATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DILATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
dilate
 v.  make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  D'Avrigny continued to look at Noirtier; he saw the eyes of the old man dilate and become round, his cheeks turn pale and tremble; the perspiration stood in drops upon his forehead.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
2  The count felt his heart dilate and throb; he opened his arms, and Haidee, uttering a cry, sprang into them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
3  On the other hand, the stately form of the Norman appeared to dilate in magnitude, like that of the eagle, which ruffles up its plumage when about to pounce on its defenceless prey.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
4  After the soup the maid brought a boiled fowl--a piece of magnificence which caused the eyes of the diners to dilate in such a manner that they seemed ready to burst.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 32 A PROCURATOR'S DINNER
5  Melanie looked and her eyes dilated.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
6  Her face went whiter and her brown eyes dilated enormously.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  Her whole being dilated in an atmosphere of luxury; it was the background she required, the only climate she could breathe in.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
8  But, doubtless, this noble savage fed strong and drank deep of the abounding element of air; and through his dilated nostrils snuffed in the sublime life of the worlds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
9  Tom had stood, during this speech, with his hands raised, and his eyes dilated, like a man in a dream.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
10  Dinah held up her hands, and, turning, saw close by her side the spirit-like form of Evangeline, her large, mystic eyes dilated with horror, and every drop of blood driven from her lips and cheeks.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
11  A glance like sheet-lightning suddenly flashed from those black eyes; and, facing about, with quivering lip and dilated nostrils, she drew herself up, and fixed a glance, blazing with rage and scorn, on the driver.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
12  His nostrils dilated like those of a wild beast that scents its prey, and his lips, half opened, disclosed his white teeth, small and sharp like those of a jackal.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
13  The pupils of his eyes, as he gazed at Monte Cristo dilated horribly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
14  The major's eyes dilated with pleasing astonishment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
15  Her large eyes were dilated with surprise and expectation, for it was the first time that any man, except Monte Cristo, had been accorded an entrance into her presence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
Example Sentence:
1  At night, the pupils dilate to allow in more light.
2  The pupils of your eyes dilate when you enter a dark room.
3  I just had an eye exam and those eye drops that dilate your eyes makes things fuzzy!
4  The medicine dilated the blood vessels.
5  Exercise dilates blood vessels on the surface of the brain.