Tuesday, March 1, 2016

dilation & strident


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out

Mrs. Dalloway hid a tiny yawn, a mere dilation of the nostrils.

A man's voice, which she took to be that of Mr. Pepper, strident in discussion, and advancing upon the saloon, gave her the alarm.


the act or process of widening or being widened, enlarging or being enlarged, or stretching or being stretched;

1. having a loud, rough and unpleasant sound;
2. aggressive and determined;

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