We don't have the money to spare in these dire times.
That can only be salutary, though it's small comfort in times so dire.
"We have to serve those in dire times of need."
The experiment comes at a dire time for the music industry.
Their position and outlook changed from good to dire several times.
The gist of it, he says on a recent afternoon, is that these are dire times for civil rights.
Life goes on, Ione thought, even in dire times like these.
Raising taxes in dire economic times makes the economy worse.
The players were cooperative with the league in dire times, but that era has clearly passed.
I know that this will be particularly hard for them, but we all need to make sacrifices in these dire times.