Britain direly needs the wheat of Russia to reduce the cost of living--or improve the value of what she has to sell, which is very nearly the same thing.
A nation may seize territory which it does not need, and exclude from it those who direly need its resources.
Faith, my knees do knock at sound of her voice, her very step doth set me direly a-tremble.
Then Beltane lighted from his horse, and going apart, laid by his casque and sat him down, his head bowed betwixt his hands as one that is direly sick.
And men and dog alike seemeddirely thin and emaciate.
And in right woful plight was I, with clothes nigh torn off and myself direly bruised from head to foot, and what with this and the cramping strictness of my bonds I could come by no easement, turn and twist me how I might.
At the sight of this woman, Okoya's heart began to throb again; for she it was whom he so direly suspected, nay, accused of treachery and deceit.
It seemed as if the danger that threatened her so direly had vanished.
Unable to buy building materials, he began to hollow out a church from the rock, without help or money of any kind, beyond that given him by the pious but direly poor peasants of the neighbourhood.
Now whether the Indian's knife was poisoned or no I cannot say, but for two days I lay direly sick and scarce able to crawl, conscious only of the soothing tones of her voice and touch of her hands.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "direly" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word. Other words: dreadfully; grimly; hideously; horribly; horridly; terribly