Definition of direful:
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He had been the faithful attendant of his footsteps; he had charmed him in many a weary hour by his honest gayety and the martial melody of his trumpet, and had followed him with unflinching loyalty and affection through many a scene of direful peril and mishap.- "Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete", Washington Irving.
- "The Plow-Woman", Eleanor Gates.
- "When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009.