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William Hupy
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Dire

Postby William Hupy » Mon May 08, 2017 10:16 pm

Probably from Greek. Does anyone use this other than in conjunction with consequences and circumstances?
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Re: Dire

Postby call_copse » Wed May 10, 2017 7:22 am

Aside from the band name, dire is often found in conjunction with 'straights' around these parts. Though, it may be that straits is more accurate as 'strait' would be used by sailors encountering a narrow and troublesome passage.
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Re: Dire

Postby Slava » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:49 am

I suppose it is a circumstance, but need often follows dire.

I think we could get away with "in dire health," too.
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