Definition Of direful

adjective

extremely bad; dreadful.

Indeed, he is reaching down to that best-known of lieder Schubert published as his Opus 1, and reanimating, in his kaleidoscopic way, the direful night-time gallop of a father and son pursued by a pure demonic force.

Example Of direful

  • And the city began to take fire, and to burn very direfully ; and it burned all that night and all the next day, till vesper-time.

  • Dark, direful clouds floated overhead, threatening to release a downpour of rain at any moment, so the park was void of visitors.

  • From classical times, too, we have the phrase ‘deus ex machina’ to describe those dramas in which a hideously direful circumstance is abruptly set to rights through the intercession of some benevolent god or other.

  • Immigration lawyers vary in standard from the very brilliant, to the direfully inadequate, and for those immigration candidates whose English is less than adequate, informing oneself becomes practically impossible.

  • Indeed, he is reaching down to that best-known of lieder Schubert published as his Opus 1, and reanimating, in his kaleidoscopic way, the direful night-time gallop of a father and son pursued by a pure demonic force.


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