There is, from year to year, a sameness to the dire threats from Pyongyang.
Essentially, no one has enough support to lead the country out of its dire troubles.
Now, next time you find yourself stuck at a layover in dire need of a manicure, Essie will be there to help.
His two major legacies as governor both put Florida into dire straights.
She and Abbott and even the lawyer who said he had overheard the dire threats all asked that Williams be spared incarceration.
These, if unsettled by dire arbitrament of the sword, must be left to Time and his best coadjutor, "sober second-thought."
We cheered, thinking some dire calamity had befallen the enemy.
Once more Agamemnon's dire lot is told with some new incidents added.
In fact, no word except that of dire disaster had come to hand.
She said she had dire need of him, and she told him that the king had sworn that no harm should come to him.
1560s, from Latin dirus "fearful, awful, boding ill," of unknown origin; perhaps from Oscan and Umbrian and perhaps cognate with Greek deinos, from PIE root *dwei-.