His childhood was passed in dire poverty.
I've heard of wolves morphing in dire situations, but always thought they were just stories.
It shows me you have some inkling of the importance of this gift you possess and the dire consequences of it falling into the wrong hands.
The gods, to be sure, are easily aroused to anger, and in some of them the dire aspects predominated, but the view becomes more and more pronounced that there is some cause always for the divine wrath.
Martha didn't ask for details, nor did the Deans offer any beyond dire cautionary warnings of childhood dangers.
Amnestied in 1755 he returned to France, but soon sank into dire poverty, being forced to earn a pittance for his wife and family as a day labourer.
Immediately Fulbert, believing that her husband, who aided in the flight, designed to be rid of her, conceived a dire revenge.
He shook himself mentally to refocus on the dire circumstances before him but was unable to force the thought of Kiera from his mind.
The Delians, suffering a dire pestilence, consulted their oracles, and were ordered to double the volume of the altar to their tutelary god, Apollo.
Galerius, who succeeded Diocletian in the government of the ~ast, implacably pursued his policy, and this great persecution lid not end until the persecutor, perishing, it is said, of the dire isalady of Herod and Philip II.
1 At last one day, when he was walking in a much enfeebled state, he felt on a sudden an extreme weakness, like that caused by dire starvation, and unable to stand any longer he fell to the ground.
The work of former generations of Englishmen had been too well done to call for that breach of historical continuity which was a dire ~ necessity in France.
That it was forced in that direction we should say rather, looking back, for it was a time of dire distress, especially in the manufacturing districts of the north; so that in his second session Peel had to provide some relief by revising the corn laws and reducing import Poli, Y g g P dues generally.
In nature and in man he finds traces of the dire effects of sin, which has corrupted both and has destroyed their natural harmony.
Of Sicily into dire straits; but a change in the fortunes of war led to a settlement (June 1156) not advantageous to the papacy and displeasing to the emperor.
This killer of Miss Washington is your most dire threat to date.
The census unwillingly carried out by Joab at the behest of David related exclusively to the fighting men of the community, and the dire consequences ascribed to it were quoted in reprobation of such inquiries as late as the middle of the 18th century.
The AustroGerman-Italian triple alliance was a dire blow to his expectations, and Crispi's policy with its irritating and galling pin-pricks caused the cup to overflow.
In dire poverty he fled, in 1779, to Halle, where in spite of the opposition of the senate and the theologians, he obtained through the interest of the Prussian minister, von Zedlitz, permission to lecture on subjects other than theology.
Hence also frequent allusion is made by poets to the anxious care caused to the Fathers by the possibility of the living head of the family being afflicted with failure of offspring; this dire prospect compelling them to use but sparingly their little store of provisions, in case the supply should shortly cease altogether.
This last work, exhibited in 1848, obtained conspicuous success, but did not sell till Ledru Rollin, informed of the painter's dire distress, gave him Soo francs for it, and accompanied the purchase with a commission, the money for which enabled Millet to leave Paris for Barbizon, a village on the skirts of the forest of Fontainebleau.
Perhaps the most interesting lines in the whole poem are those in which Rutilius assails the memory of "dire Stilicho," as he names him.
During his short pontificate the States of the Church suffered dire calamities, famine, epidemic and a fresh outbreak of brigandage.
Of Dire Dawa, whence there is a railway (188 m.
There is also a direct trade route from Dire Dawa to the capital.
(In the alternative British capitalists interested in the company would have obtained control of the line.) The French government's help enabled the railway to be completed to Dire Dawa, 28 m.
The work, which is certainly not a forgery, but only a consolatory political pamphlet, is just as powerful, viewed according to the author's evident intention, as a consolation to God's people in their dire distress at the time of Antiochus Epiphanes, as if it were, what an ancient but mistaken tradition had made it, really an accurate account of events which took place at the close of the Babylonian period.'
Their "revelations" in their papers predicted dire things for the Gentiles; they were thrifty and well-to-do, and were rapidly widening their lands: they were accused of disregard for Gentile property titles, and they obstructed the processes of Gentile law within their lands.
In capital cases the word sometimes meant Einechlan, sometimes coirp-dire (=body-fine), but most correctly the sum of these two.
L'istesso si deve dire della Luna, obbligata a seguir la Terra."
While the need for such meetings wasn't as dire or sinister as the first few days after Bird Song's opening, the three still gathered here, away from the guests, especially when they wished to discuss one or more of their paying customers beyond their prying ears.
It is of dire importance.
By Christmas 1902 the railway, called the Imperial Ethiopian railway, was completed to Dire Dawa (or Adis Harrar), 30 m.
His facility in giving his confidence to unworthy people was now to be visited with dire calamity.
On awaking he addressed kind words to the compassionate brother, and then prophesied that dire calamities would befall Florence during the reign of a pope named Clement.
The Jibuti-Dire Dawa railway has been mentioned above.
From Dire Dawa to Harrar there is well-made carriage road, and from Harrar to Adis Ababa the caravan track is kept in good order, the river Hawash being spanned by an iron bridge.
Dire was the commonest word for fine, whether great or small.