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Dire (woreda)
... Dire is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia ... Miyu was separated from Dire woreda ... Located in the southern part of the Borena Zone, Dire is bordered on the south by Kenya, on the west by Teltele, on the north by Yabelo, on the northeast by Arero, and on the east by Moyale ...
List Of Number-one Albums In Australia During The 1980s - 1985
... Jacket Required 3 weeks 20 May Phil Collins No Jacket Required 3 weeks 27 May Dire Straits Brothers in Arms 34 weeks 3 June Dire Straits Brothers in ...
List Of Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition Monsters - WTC 17739 - Sandstorm (2005)
... Described are the diprotodon and the protoceratops Dire Animal 149-153 Described are the dire hippopotamus, dire jackal, dire puma, dire tortoise, and dire vulture ...
List Of Number-one Albums In Australia During The 1980s - 1982
1982 Out of the Blue 5 weeks 11 October Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks 18 October Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks 25 October Dire Straits Love Over Gold 15 weeks 1 ...

More definitions of "dire":

  • (adj): Fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless.
    Example: "A dire emergency"
    Synonyms: desperate

Famous quotes containing the word dire:

    An Austrian army, awfully array’d,
    Boldly by battery besiege Belgrade;
    Cossack commanders cannonading come,
    Deal devastation’s dire destructive doom;
    Alaric Alexander Watts (1797–1864)

    What dire offence from am’rous causes springs,
    What mighty contests rise from trivial things,
    I sing—
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    Was none who would be foremost
    To lead such dire attack;
    But those behind cried “Forward!”
    And those before cried “Back!”
    Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800–1859)