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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dire  \Dire\,  a.  [Compar.  {Direr};  superl.  {Direst}.]  [L.  dirus; 
  of  uncertain  origin.] 
  1.  Ill-boding;  portentous;  as  dire  omens. 
 
  2.  Evil  in  great  degree;  dreadful;  dismal;  horrible; 
  terrible;  lamentable. 
 
  Dire  was  the  tossing,  deep  the  groans.  --Milton. 
 
  Gorgons  and  hydras  and  chimeras  dire.  --Milton. 




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