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Through interviews with children and other relatives, we learn about a warm and loving person who was fully accepted on her own terms by a wife and kids that stayed loyal despite an unstable and often dire lifestyle.

The commission predicted that the future would be bleaker and that there would be dire consequences for the state’s economy if sweeping changes were not made.

If we don’t have clear and convincing answers to those questions, then the bill creates potentially dire consequences for the internet we know and love.

Salsman allegedly told her the situation was dire — she might face jail time — but he could still represent her in exchange for sex, according to state prosecutors.

The president faces many dire challenges, but in one way, he has it easier than Obama did.

So, what happens if nothing in his training has replicated such a dire condition?

“Driving on both sides, getting around cars, letting them know I was in a dire emergency,” Johnson says.

Kim Jung-un clearly recognizes that Hollywood and American popular culture in general constitute a dire threat.

The results of that rash decision, the most dire of which has been the rise of ISIS, are now plain for us to see.

The dire fatalism that dominated the discourse then is gone, replaced largely with a practiced apathy.

De moi, je ne say qu'en dire, d'autant que je ne veux affirmer ny le si ny le non en ce dont je n'ay vidence.

Car les Angloys s'en veulent dire maistres, et sur ce ils produysoyent des lettres de leur Roy, mais ce que nous croyons fausses.

In fact it was a battle between the dire disease and that powerful constitution for which the Brown family is celebrated.

A terrific roar followed, the canvas was instantly torn open, and the whole tent fell in dire confusion on the top of its inmates.

Some are on wood, some on porcelain, some on glass, some on dire deeds intent.


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On this page you'll find 157 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dire, such as: acute, critical, desperate, drastic, extreme, and burning.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.