Thesaurus / direful

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His ready mind harked forward to direful emergencies, and he submitted devices for meeting these.

Ewing\'s LadyHarry Leon Wilson

But this plan only ended in creating discord, and the consequences were direful in the extreme.

It was he who had forgotten to tell me this, and to me it was the most direful news of all.

What if night should overtake them, bringing to pass the policeman's direful prediction?

Rosa's QuestAnna Potter Wright

They were equals in this direful, unlovely place; royal prejudice stood for nothing here.

Truxton KingGeorge Barr McCutcheon

But we passed these direful scenes to meet with others of less shocking but still sad character.

Direful thoughts immediately follow, and the sky itself participates in the horror.

From this direful spring has flowed an Iliad of unnumbered woes, not only to that section but to our common country.

This is a fearful omen, and always portends some direful crisis or calamity.

Uncle SilasJ. S. LeFanu

The air was still, and the dismal barking of the ban-dogs conjured up the most direful portents.

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