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Such harmonies, such a spectacle, oppress the heart like fear, and dilate it like hope.
I will not dilate upon the feelings with which I left the old house, the well-known garden, the little village church--then doubly dear to me, because my father, who, for thirty years, had taught and prayed within its walls, lay slumbering now beneath its flags--and the old bare hills, delightful in their very desolation, with the narrow vales between, smiling in green wood and sparkling water--the house where I was born, the scene of all my early associations, the place where throughout life my earthly affections had been centred;--and left them to return no more
Her eyes began slowly to dilate, and she shivered as though with cold.
This simple family, born and bred in retirement, and wholly unacquainted with what is called the world--a conventional phrase which, being interpreted, often signifieth all the rascals in it-- mingled their tears together at the thought of their first separation; and, this first gush of feeling over, were proceeding to dilate with all the buoyancy of untried hope on the bright prospects before them, when Mr Ralph Nickleby suggested, that if they lost time, some more fortunate candidate might deprive Nicholas of the stepping-stone to fortune which the advertisement pointed out, and so undermine all their air-built castles.
Will he not be full of boundless aspirations, and fancy himself able to manage the affairs of Hellenes and of barbarians, and having got such notions into his head will he not dilate and elevate himself in the fulness of vain pomp and senseless pride?
I need not dilate upon the feelings with which I approached the shrine of my former divinity - that spot teeming with a thousand delightful recollections and glorious dreams - all darkened now by one disastrous truth
If we dilate in beholding the Greek energy, the Roman pride, it is that we are already domesticating the same sentiment.
He studied the effects of adrenin on various parts of the body; he found that it causes the pupils to dilate, hairs to stand erect, blood vessels to be constricted, and so on.
Now, you know the pains and penalties you are liable to, and so I need not dilate upon them, but I have a proposal to make to you.
In my opinion, the AOP guidance lists that detailing 'must' and 'should' need a little interpretation based on how we do business at BBR Optometry where we dilate many more patients than most practices.
After the Mediterrean-style meal the men's arteries were found to dilate normally and maintain good blood flow.