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Word: dire

Definition: warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food


Sentences Containing 'dire'

At which juncture, he exclaimed, in a voice of dire exasperation:``Bust me, if she ain't at it agin!''
He only seemed to contrast his present cheerfulness and felicity with the dire endurance that was over.
Already twenty five hundred people had received rations from Troy, on Black River, and he had towed out a great many cattle, but a very great quantity remained and were in dire need.
One afternoon, when we were all harassed into a state of dire confusion, and Mr. Creakle was laying about him dreadfully, Tungay came in, and called out in his usual strong way: 'Visitors for Copperfield!'

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