Are these dire warnings perhaps just a little exaggerated?
There were dire warnings of an ecological disaster and world oil prices through the roof as the Iraqis set fire to the oil fields.
This might be a dire warning but I cannot do it to anyone.
The situation isn't so dire in Northeast Asia, especially in booming China.
There are others though who, not only cannot do this, but are in fact in very dire circumstances.
Our Christmas dinner was immensely enjoyed by all, despite the dire shortage of drinks.
I knew if we continued to roll until we were inverted, our situation would become dire .
Thus, the dire warnings offered by the commissioners were certainly not new to their audiences.
In the latter category is a piece about green potatoes, offering dire warnings against eating them.
He also warned the government of dire consequences if the administration tried to stop either of the batches.