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1. I was in dire straits.
2. He was in such dire straits.
3. Fish the coast down the straits.
4. The Ethiopian wolf is in dire straits.
5. I was, for the moment, in dire straits.
6. Believe me, Rebecca was in dire straits.
7. Remember that we are in terrible straits.
8. Oh, John, my friend, we are in awful straits.
9. The first battle of the straits had been lost.
10. Hercules known today as the Straits of Gibraltar.
11. Soldiers when in desperate straits lose the sense of fear.
12. Judging from the tone of her voice she was in dire straits.
13. Who knows, maybe you’ll be in dire straits and then all of.
14. In a November 2005 issue of the The Straits Times, a leading.
15. Others pass the straits of Dover, others enter the Wash, others the.
16. They were already in desperate straits; now how would they survive?
17. I worried that maybe his luck had expired and he was in dire straits.
18. She had never been in more dire straits, so naturally she was quite afraid.
19. This was after the German ships were through the straits and almost out of range.
20. Material must be getting painfully scarce when reduced to such straits for support.
21. Trying to hide from the military radar until we’re out of the straits of Malacca.
22. I was expecting emissaries from Langdon, for I knew he must now be actually in straits.
23. Coming to terms with dire straits Indra called on Yama: Fire the artillery now!.
24. It was Terry Williams, former drummer of Rockpile, who was now playing with Dire Straits.
25. He had passed the worst straits; the narrow pass was opening out a little in front of him.
26. The shortest distance between America and Asia is at the Bering Straits; there is only 53mi.
27. Stephen wrote whenever he could catch the Chilian mail boats on their way through the Straits.
28. He asked about her grandparents in the Torres Straits and talked about his family in Canberra.
29. They kept news of Niles’ financial straits private, to avoid embarrassment from their peers.
30. It was still airborne when it disappeared from Malaysian military radar in the Straits of Malacca.
31. Iranian government before they died aboard the tragic flight 655 over the waters of the Straits of.
32. She started up and bounded towards him in an instant: he was evidently in great straits for breath.
33. David asked what people ate in the Torres Straits and she asked how he knew so much about bush food.
34. Jones were cruising in the Bering Straits and steering north while the Shenandoah was in the vicinity.
35. Their personal accounts have by some means been emptied, and they are now in dire straits financially.
36. While the Wyoming was cruising thorough the straits of Shimonoseki, the Japanese land and naval guns.
37. I knew that EI was in dire financial straits because of the future losses from the Tacoma and Helena fiascos.
38. And so I really took it, not because I was in desperate straits, but from delicacy, not to hurt his feelings.
39. The foggy weather provided an observation shield for the German warships as they entered the Denmark Straits.
40. I admit that everything else you want to keep here is nothing but dead weight in the straits we find ourselves.
41. Eventually he proposed a month long trip, sailing from the mouth of the Ruvuma across the straits to Madagascar.
42. It is no longer a monument to opulence and grandeur, but depicts perfectly the dire straits that modern-day Greece is in.
43. I had trouble envisioning the physical relationship between the worlds and exactly how straits and openings connected them.
44. To the complete amazement of his navy commanders, he ordered the ships to be brought through the Dover Straits in broad daylight.
45. In Spain the people knew little of the straits of their forces, and celebrated their impending victory by fiesta and bullfight.
46. Japanese infiltrators, many disguised as civilians, crossed the Straits in inflatable boats and reported back intelligence information.
47. From this viewpoint, it was considered more favourable to go through the Straits in daylight aided by the protective cover of the Luftwaffe.
48. With the family in desperate financial straits, the state of California granted Bob a full-boat ride to Stanford for his undergraduate studies.
49. The first was just disappearing in the straits of Bonifacio; the other, following an opposite direction, was about to round the Island of Corsica.
50. The woman, Herminia Cisneros, was in dire straits with three children, no income, no place to call home and living off Truman’s generous charity.
51. With her fighting capacity drastically reduced she was soon in dire straits and now became the target for the concentrated fire of both enemy ships.
52. Many of you who are in this backslidden state are now under a very heavy yoke of bondage and fear due to the desperate straits you now find yourself in.
53. This would allow them to approach the narrowest part of the Channel, that is, the Straits of Dover, which is only twenty one miles wide, during darkness.
54. I think that we should head up the straits of Malacca before heading south clear of Christmas Island’s radar, and then come into Australia from the north.
55. On 24th May 1941, at the Battle of the Denmark Straits, the Royal Navy ships HMS Hood and HMS Prince of Wales engaged the German ships Bismarck and Prinz Eugen.
56. She had been ruthlessly and unjustly cast aside by her husband and in dire straits had consented to live with a certain Greek as his wife, but without marriage.
57. In any case, Sir Dudley refused to even contemplate that the Germans would be foolhardy enough to try and bring their ships through the Dover Straits in daylight.
58. The shores of the Straits of Sunda are unsupplied with those domineering fortresses which guard the entrances to the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and the Propontis.
59. As to the latter, counselors and members had told me and others in dire straits repeatedly, Suicide is a permanent solution to what are only temporary problems.
60. Aboard the Hood, Vice-Admiral Holland received orders that together with the Prince of Wales and screening destroyers they were to sail towards the Denmark Straits.
61. One week about the middle of February, when they were in very sore straits indeed, old Jack applied to the secretary of the Organized Benevolence Society for assistance.
62. This is one of the areas in which managing a large fund helps; if the company needed only a small infusion, it would not find itself in such dire straits to begin with.
63. Some straits could connect to just one location, and some could connect to more than one, but they were never just a straight shot between the same spot in both worlds.
64. The society owns its present napery and silver, which it bought with the first ready money that came in after the desperate financial straits of the terrible reconstruction.
65. All this she frankly tells Blacklock, who scoffs at the idea that he is in sore straits financially, though in his secret heart he knows that his position is indeed precarious.
66. The purpose of this was to prevent the neighbours from thinking that they were hard up; although they knew that nearly all those same neighbours were in more or less similar straits.
67. Some of them were able to take advantage of the conditions in the city and became happy proprietors themselves; others were reduced to even greater straits and became even more wretched.
68. However, Hitler’s proposal deserves closer examination; initially it must have appeared tempting for the Germans to sail through the Straits of Dover at night under the cover of darkness.
69. As if too long lurking behind the headlands, till the Pequod should fairly have entered the straits, these rascally Asiatics were now in hot pursuit, to make up for their over-cautious delay.
70. It appeared that Ponsonby had landed with a surveying party from the ship, one morning in January, on the Patagonian side of the Straits, and set out to botanize while his companions worked.
71. The Malays are not the aboriginal race of the Peninsula, though they have lived on the coast for centuries, and are descended from the bloodthirsty pirates who terrorised the Straits of Malacca.
72. The churches in this Association, although poor and often in serious financial straits themselves, showed their appreciation of other lines of Christian work by passing the following resolution:.
73. If the wind only held, little doubt had they, that chased through these Straits of Sunda, the vast host would only deploy into the Oriental seas to witness the capture of not a few of their number.
74. As the national unemployment rate hovers around 10 percent, and federal, state, and municipal finances continue to be in dire straits, our country should not jeopardize thousands of manufacturing jobs.
75. The incident was grave enough to be reported as far abroad as the Straits Times of Singapore, which concluded ominously, So serious did the situation appear that the military were held in readiness.
76. The German ships racing up the Channel were almost into the Dover Straits, the twenty mile wide maximum danger zone; at this point they would be clearly visible by telescope to observers on the cliffs of Dover.
77. At the foot they found the Narragansetts browsing the herbage of the bushes, and having mounted, they followed the movements of a guide, who, in the most deadly straits, had so often proved himself their friend.
78. Because Joppa, the modern Jaffa, shipmates, is on the most easterly coast of the Mediterranean, the Syrian; and Tarshish or Cadiz more than two thousand miles to the westward from that, just outside the Straits of Gibraltar.
79. Mr Clare can never be anything to us, Izz; and why should we grudge him to her, and not try to mend this quarrel? If he could on'y know what straits she's put to, and what's hovering round, he might come to take care of his own.
80. Time out of mind the piratical proas of the Malays, lurking among the low shaded coves and islets of Sumatra, have sallied out upon the vessels sailing through the straits, fiercely demanding tribute at the point of their spears.
81. Almost renouncing all thought of falling in with any game hereabouts, the ship had well nigh entered the straits, when the customary cheering cry was heard from aloft, and ere long a spectacle of singular magnificence saluted us.
82. The tribes of the Straits of Magellan and the adjacent coasts vary greatly in their characteristics; some have the impassive bearing we associate with the Indian, and some are imitative, reproducing sounds and gestures with surprising exactness.
83. In the Magellan Straits, on the Magellan Islands… these seafarers found a strange tribe of natives; living stark naked on these barren rock-covered islands…where no grass or trees could grow because the wind stripped all the islands of any soil ages ago.
84. They stood out to sea, steering for the straits; we, without looking to any compass save the land we had before us, set ourselves to row with such energy that by sunset we were so near that we might easily, we thought, land before the night was far advanced.
85. Sometimes within the confines of the Straits, sometimes rounding its headlands into the Atlantic, and dropping anchor wherever the line of coast gave any facility for landing an exploring party, until the hopelessness of the quest was patent to everybody except Stephen.
86. The plains near the Straits of Magellan are inhabited by one species of Rhea (American ostrich), and northward the plains of La Plata by another species of the same genus; and not by a true ostrich or emu, like those inhabiting Africa and Australia under the same latitude.
87. Garcia with two thousand men was holding the extreme right, cutting off the San Luis valley and the five thousand men garrisoned there within sixteen miles of the beleaguered city but kept in ignorance of Toral's straits by the vigilance of the insurgents holding the intervening valley.
88. But if he is in straits, the lender mayrefuse to accept the mortgage as security, and demand a bill ofsale of it, which contains a clause providing that the originalowner may buy it back within a certain time (not over four years,unless more are stipulated in the deed, and never more than ten).
89. That which proceeds up Davis's Straits, will have an opportunity of adjusting the geography of the northeast coast of America, and the west coast of Greenland; and of ascertaining whether the latter be not an island or an archipelago of islands; and much curious information may be expected from both.
90. The poor man may retain honour, but not the vicious; poverty may cast a cloud over nobility, but cannot hide it altogether; and as virtue of itself sheds a certain light, even though it be through the straits and chinks of penury, it wins the esteem of lofty and noble spirits, and in consequence their protection.
91. You are only then dissatisfied, in straits, when you remember the past (the offences, the contradictions, even your own weaknesses) and when you think of the future: will something be or will it not be? Only at one point, do you fuse with God and live your divine essence: in the present (even when you live your animal life).
92. Captain George Lawrence, commander of the Cheboygan-based Mackinaw, said that when the cutter cut the South Channel ice in the Straits of Mackinac in early March 2006 the ice was only eight inches thick, compared to the five-mile-wide, 16-inch-thick ice field which formed by the Mackinac Bridge (Adams, Cutter Mackinaw…, 2006).
93. With a fair, fresh wind, the Pequod was now drawing nigh to these straits; Ahab purposing to pass through them into the Javan sea, and thence, cruising northwards, over waters known to be frequented here and there by the Sperm Whale, sweep inshore by the Philippine Islands, and gain the far coast of Japan, in time for the great whaling season there.
94. Now, as many Sperm Whales had been captured off the western coast of Java, in the near vicinity of the Straits of Sunda; indeed, as most of the ground, roundabout, was generally recognised by the fishermen as an excellent spot for cruising; therefore, as the Pequod gained more and more upon Java Head, the look-outs were repeatedly hailed, and admonished to keep wide awake.
95. And just as the governments find themselves in such unprotected straits in the presence of men who profess Christianity, and when but very little is wanting for this force, which seems so powerful and which was reared through so many centuries, to fall to pieces, the public leaders preach that it is not only unnecessary, but even harmful and immoral, for every individual to try and free himself from slavery.
96. As marching armies approaching an unfriendly defile in the mountains, accelerate their march, all eagerness to place that perilous passage in their rear, and once more expand in comparative security upon the plain; even so did this vast fleet of whales now seem hurrying forward through the straits; gradually contracting the wings of their semicircle, and swimming on, in one solid, but still crescentic centre.
97. Indeed, as they have found their way into most of our newspapers, it is now generally known in this country, that, in consequence of the reported breaking up of the Greenland ice, an expedition has already left England, in two divisions, the one for the purpose of exploring a northwest passage to Asia, around the North American continent, by the way of Davis's Straits; the other, for effecting the same object by passing over the north pole.
98. As, blind and deaf, the whale plunged forward, as if by sheer power of speed to rid himself of the iron leech that had fastened to him; as we thus tore a white gash in the sea, on all sides menaced as we flew, by the crazed creatures to and fro rushing about us; our beset boat was like a ship mobbed by ice-isles in a tempest, and striving to steer through their complicated channels and straits, knowing not at what moment it may be locked in and crushed.
99. Freedom, free thought and science, will lead them into such straits and will bring them face to face with such marvels and insoluble mysteries, that some of them, the fierce and rebellious, will destroy themselves, others, rebellious but weak, will destroy one another, while the rest, weak and unhappy, will crawl fawning to our feet and whine to us: Yes, you were right, you alone possess His mystery, and we come back to you, save us from ourselves!.
100. I say this, Sancho, because thou hast seen the good cheer, the abundance we have enjoyed in this castle we are leaving; well then, amid those dainty banquets and snow-cooled beverages I felt as though I were undergoing the straits of hunger, because I did not enjoy them with the same freedom as if they had been mine own; for the sense of being under an obligation to return benefits and favours received is a restraint that checks the independence of the spirit.

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