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In passing, it might be added that, following immediately after the direful catastrophe in Halifax, (35) an appeal for help for our stricken fellow-colonists of the Nova Scotian capital resulted in the Colonial Government voting $50,000 from public funds, the citizens of St.
I always say there is something direful in that sound' - she writes in Emma).
Once again, the narrator attributes to Annie a response that asserts Annie's pure innocence--"Annie sympathizes, though without experience of such direful wo [sic]" without documenting any reaction on Annie's part that would prompt such an interpretation (9:128).
It aims to present to the moviegoers the direful and traumatic effects of trafficking on the victims.
We all saw sinews of strength in the teamwork and choices leading from Monday's mayhem to Friday's two direful resolutions with the brother suspects from Cambridge.
All my potential clients exclaimed in horror when I told them where the children were coming from, having seen Direful Things from the entry of the first batch of Birmingham evacuees.
The self-described "contrarian Tory" historian David Starkey may have sunk his broadcasting career by saying on BBC TV's Newsnight that "the whites have become black" and that Enoch Powell's direful 1968 predictions had been partly vindicated.
A more barbarous, direful, marked and malicious assault--a more wilful, violent, dangerous and murderous battery, and finally, a more diabolical breach of the peace has seldom .
While privacy standards vary by nation and culture, breaking those standards is both common and direful.
The old days however fail to save Freedom's direful situation as the beer halls he visits in search of "good Samaritans" are devoid of any patrons--apparently because people are financially insolvent to maintain their drinking habits.
The next essay, Geoffrey Carnall's "Early Nineteenth Century: Birmingham--'Something Direful in the Sound,'" continues in the tenor of Speck's account.
Ac eto mae'r ystadegau''n dweud mai dim ond deg y cant o sgitsoffreniaid sy wedi troseddu'n direful, a hynny oherwydd eu bod wedi rhoi'r gorau i gymryd eu cyffuriau.
For Olivia, love is 'a dark and terrible passion, a thing to be concealed, as monomaniacs have sometimes contrived to keep the secret of their mania, until it burst forth at last, fatal and irrepressible, in some direful work of wreck and ruin' (144-5).
Here is a sight As direful to my soul as is the sword Unto a wretch hath slain his father.
And, when running into more sufferable latitudes, the ship, with mild stun'sails spread, floated across the tranquil tropics, and, to all appearances, the old man's delirium seemed left behind him with the Cape Horn swells, and he came forth from his dark den into the blessed light and air; even then, when he bore that firm, collected front, however pale, and issued his calm orders once again; and his mates thanked God the direful madness was now gone; even then, Ahab, in his hidden self, raved on.