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;