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Your mother says herself that she was left in the direst poverty, and would have died of starvation had it not been for Pavlicheff, who generously allowed her a yearly pension of six hundred roubles.
le surintendant pass from the height of favor to the direst disgrace; that Vaux be turned into a dungeon for him; that after having been steeped to his lips, as it were, in all the perfumes and incense of Ahasuerus, he is transferred to the gallows of Haman; in other words, of Enguerrand de Marigny?
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.
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.
As for King William Island, the Makambo, on the former run of the Cockspur, stopped there every ten weeks; but the direst threat Daughtry ever held over him was the putting ashore of him at the place where the two active young men still mourned their pig.
Was this lost child destined to be the innocent means of leading me back to the woman I loved, in her direst need of sympathy and help?
But here in her direst need Una found new friends in a troupe of fauns and satyrs who were playing in the forest.
To cross thirty or one hundred seventy-five has been, as you know, the direst calamity that could befall a naval commander.
The direst of all terrors was in possession of her--terror of the unknown.
The latter summoned Momaya, threatening her with the direst punishment should she venture forth upon so unholy an excursion.
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.