adverb see dire

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  • Direly — Dire ly, adv. In a dire manner. Drayton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • direly — dire ► ADJECTIVE 1) extremely serious or urgent. 2) informal of a very poor quality. DERIVATIVES direly adverb direness noun. ORIGIN Latin dirus fearful, threatening …   English terms dictionary

  • direly — See dire. * * * …   Universalium

  • direly — adverb In a dire manner …   Wiktionary

  • direly — adv. in a terrifying manner, dreadfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • direly — dire·ly …   English syllables

  • direly — ˈdī(ə)rlē, īəl , li adverb : in a dire manner: a. : dreadfully, frightfully b. : dismally c. : ominously …   Useful english dictionary

  • dire — direly, adv. direness, n. /duyeur/, adj., direr, direst. 1. causing or involving great fear or suffering; dreadful; terrible: a dire calamity. 2. indicating trouble, disaster, misfortune, or the like: dire predictions about the stock market. 3.… …   Universalium

  • David Markson — in September 2007 Born December 20, 1927(1927 12 20) Albany, New York Died (body found) June 4, 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • Wittgenstein's Mistress — is a novel by David Markson. It is a highly stylized, experimental novel in the tradition of Beckett. The novel is mainly comprised of a series of statements made in the first person; the protagonist is a woman who believes herself to be the last …   Wikipedia

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