Usage examples for dire

  1. He fell into dire distress and want. – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  2. No one would dare, except in a case of dire necessity, to meet him on foot. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 6 (of 12) by G. Maspero
  3. The sensation of her own utter weakness, prostrate before her dire need for strength, was as bitter as the taste of her tears. – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield