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It had to be done, moreover, without local help, in the face of the direst poverty, done by begging, and done in spite of the ignorance of one race and the prejudice of the other.
The Mahars had offered fabulous rewards for the capture of any one of us alive, and at the same time had threatened to inflict the direst punishment upon whomever should harm us.
But here in her direst need Una found new friends in a troupe of fauns and satyrs who were playing in the forest.
The latter summoned Momaya, threatening her with the direst punishment should she venture forth upon so unholy an excursion.
The Dowager wrote off the direst descriptions of her daughter's worldly behaviour to the authoress of the Washerwoman of Finchley Common at the Cape; and her house in Brighton being about this time unoccupied, returned to that watering-place, her absence being not very much deplored by her children.
Instead, he was that direst of all drinkers, the steady drinker, deliberate and controlled, who averaged a far higher quantity of alcohol than the irregular and violent drinker.
To cross thirty or one hundred seventy-five has been, as you know, the direst calamity that could befall a naval commander.
It has become a question of public import, fraught with the direst consequences, and I shall do my duty before I leave this world by informing it of its peril.
Our task is now in reality more difficult than ever, and this new trouble makes every hour of the direst importance.
Father," said Mercedes, stopping when she had reached the centre of the table, "sit, I pray you, on my right hand; on my left I will place him who has ever been as a brother to me," pointing with a soft and gentle smile to Fernand; but her words and look seemed to inflict the direst torture on him, for his lips became ghastly pale, and even beneath the dark hue of his complexion the blood might be seen retreating as though some sudden pang drove it back to the heart.
Andanar did not specify the bleakest and direst circumstances he mentioned, but the Philippines experienced natural calamities, including earthquakes and typhoons, in 2017.
Arsene Wenger requires a special plan to impede the juggernaut's progress or face the direst of consequences.