The I-5 disaster in Seattle reflects the dire state of our bridges and highways.
Now, next time you find yourself stuck at a layover in dire need of a manicure, Essie will be there to help.
Jazz helps sell millions of cups of coffee, but sales of jazz records are in dire need of a caffeine jolt.
His two major legacies as governor both put Florida into dire straights.
The film then suddenly cuts to dire news footage from the economic crisis.
These, if unsettled by dire arbitrament of the sword, must be left to Time and his best coadjutor, "sober second-thought."
They were a kissing family, and after that dire event the habit had taken a fresh spring.
Once more Agamemnon's dire lot is told with some new incidents added.
Washington himself says the act was prompted by a dire necessity.
She said she had dire need of him, and she told him that the king had sworn that no harm should come to him.
1560s, from Latin dirus "fearful, awful, boding ill," of unknown origin; perhaps from Oscan and Umbrian and perhaps cognate with Greek deinos, from PIE root *dwei-.