Direful sentence examples

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  • Two parties were contending in the state, and their obstinacy could not fail to produce a most direful collision.

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  • We should have to tell of the great and rapid increase of the Church; of its powerful influence among the nobles and the bourgeoisie; of its direful persecutions; of its St Bartholomew massacre with 70,000 victims; of its regrettable though perhaps inevitable entanglements in politics and war; and finally of its attaining not only tolerance but also honourable recognition and protection when Henry IV.

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  • direful effect, and with no sprints descending there is but little likelihood of salmon coming up the river.

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