It was the dirge of the British Empire in America, “The World Turned Upside Down.”
The design team sent out a dirge of mostly camel-colored leggings, leather shorts, tunics, and jackets.
The 19th century, though, was a 100-year dirge from one horrid epidemic to another.
“Damn” is often the feeblest of expletives, and “as you please” may be the dirge of an empire.
Sometimes, by way of providing a varied entertainment, they sing a dirge.
With that sound moaning behind him he went up out of the hollow, like a man setting forth to the music of his own dirge.
But it was only the cold wind from the mountains whistling a dirge.
No more—no more—with the wail of that dirge in their ears the men went back to their labour exceedingly sad in spirit.
But my dread of that dirge kept me from accepting these invitations.
This little poem was written long after many of these that follow, but is inserted here as a kind of dirge to the foregoing piece.
early 13c., dirige (current contracted form is from c.1400), from Latin dirige "direct!" imperative of dirigere "to direct," probably from antiphon Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam, "Direct, O Lord, my God, my way in thy sight," from Psalm v:9, which opened the Matins service in the Office of the Dead. Transferred sense of "any funeral song" is from c.1500.