The dire warnings of world shortages have not come to pass.
Each one had something to say, a dire warning, a cry for attention.
And let's not forget the dire warnings about natural resources.
For most of last year he had, in fact, been issuing dire warnings.
Despite dire warnings, the measure has a chance of passing.
Gone are the dire warnings made only a few months ago that hundreds of state workers would lose their jobs.
Each day, another senior Bush administration official has come forward with a dire warning.
Even so, he could interpret it only as a dire warning.
These dire warnings are the sound bites of the day.
In the morning, the newspapers are full of dire warnings.