Keep in mind that for him, safety means fewer innocents in direst danger.
With a job approval rating of 51 percent according to Gallup, President Obama is not in the direst political shape.
He found the rest to be dedicated and ever ready to race into direst danger for the sake of complete strangers.
And this time, the United States refrained from making the direst of unkeepable threats.
Yet criticism may be too rigorous, and genius too sensible to its direst attacks.
She said it in a voice which might have gone with the direst calamity that could befall.
And he began work to which men were forced only by slavery or the direst need.
When they had lived a long life together, they were thrown into direst need.
Kit realized that Perez was launching against her the direst weight of evil the Mexican or Indian mind has to face.
India, with poverty, is the direst of all penal settlements.
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-.