Tuesday, March 1, 2016

dilation & strident

Quotations:

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.

Definition

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

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

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