There is a kind of direness
in sexual conjunction: desire, desperation, gratitude, self-transcendence or self-disgust, yearning for pregnancy or grim determination to avoid it, the incandescence and the temporality of joy.
Nancy Reagan, inspired by the direness
of Ronald Reagan's Alzheimer's, has been reported using her political influence to convince the current president to reverse himself.
There can't bemany dates in the history of Scottish football when Cowdenbeathwere in the top league and Rangers Despair If the award goes to the Old Firm club which has made the most consistent contribution to direness
there can beno doubt it's Celtic.
Readers of this column will remember my weakness for reality TV of all levels of direness
Although the direness
of the situation was likely overstated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Harold Macmillan (and possibly to personal ends), (88) the weight of world and party opinion, and the bizarre spectacle of the United States and the Soviet Union both arrayed against him, was eventually too much to bear.
The mawkish tale of young footballers caught in the sectarian divide of the Irish troubles, it's a piece of work possessing a value only eclipsed by the direness
of its songs.
Oh, yes, the farting: so it's Rabelaisian farce in which the direness
of dire straights trembles on the border that separates hilarity from pathos.
It needs to be remembered that rules are approximate; violations which are equal formally are often unequal in their direness
of the mistake lies not so much in the trodden rights of non-Orthodox religious Jews in Israel-a serious matter in its own right-as in the price paid by the secular culture.
But if analysts--or Oxford's customers--had asked more specific questions about the company's then-new IT capabilities, they might have grasped the direness
of the situation sooner.
Waag notes that a positive outcome of ATDO's troubles has been the response of the dance community as the direness
of the situation became apparent.
show the person that the fears of direness
are not self-evident.
Although I think Mercian Hymns is Hill's best work, The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Peguy shows him stretching in new directions, rescuing himself from direness
, becoming more attuned to dramatic possibilities and enlarging his range.
Terry Connor's first match in charge of the Old Gold was laced with the usual long periods of direness
, short bursts of excellence and, as a pointer to punters, goals at both ends.
A clap of thunder and flash of lightning accentuated the direness