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To and fro, to and fro, the dying man continued his direful walk.

As if all these direful outrages were not the natural results of slavery!

That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.

She felt instinctively that the name was one of direful omen to herself.

I left him, with a strong foreboding that he would work me some direful mischief.

Wafted on the wind followed that direful "Whoop-ah-ho-o-oh!"

Added to his other disappointments, a direful change had taken place at camp.

In their direful extremity they would fain "flee from the presence of God."

And what of the patient for whom the direful prognosis was intended?

Bodies of the slain lay heaped about the ditch, sad and direful proofs of the fearful struggle on that well-remembered night.

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