This is a grim prognosis based on business as usual.
Hurricane Katrina is a grim reminder of the importance of preparedness.
Ted Hughes has been appointed poet laureate to succeed Sir John Betjeman, which is a bit like appointing a grim young crow to replace a cuddly old teddy bear.
We are in a very grim situation, and everybody knows how serious it is. We are not anywhere near a point where everyone can be satisfied on either side.
Nationally, the statistics are pretty grim.
The judicial authorities are imposing a grim ordeal on three journalists under pressure from the governor of an unstable state. The Nigerian press is still in the grip of harsh legislation, a brutal police force and authoritarian governors. On this New Year's Eve, we call for their release and we reiterate our commitment to the independent press and, in particular, to the three Port Harcourt prisoners who are exposed to dangerous challenges.
I don't think anyone is hitting the panic button. But there is an acute recognition of the grim environment that both parties are operating in.
You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
The fates are not quite obdurate; they have a grim, sardonic way of granting them who supplicate the thing they wanted yesterday.
We're all facing the Grim Reaper, ... It's like John Denver put it in one of his songs -- 'Live, live without care.'.
I think it's going to be ... fun rather than grim reaper, big bad monster type, because we have seen the big bad monster for real and we don't need fantasy monsters.
I've gone from being the Grim Reaper to being the Grim Reader.
But sadly, the grim realities of life have started intruding into the fun and games - as is true in other areas, for example, the entertainment business, music, art, TV programming, movies. It's the same kind of issue for reporters in those areas. Entertainment reporters operated with some different standards as well up until fairly recently.
I looked at them as if they were the Grim Reaper. I tried to avoid them. I told nurses to get them out of my face.
Sun's intra-quarter call confirmed the fairly grim picture of demand that we have been seeing.
Pronunciation and/or spelling may be slightly 'mutilated.' An example of this is in 'The Grim Grotto' when Sunny utters 'Bushcheney.'.
From the beginning, as a thinking student of 15, 16 years ago, I was troubled by the grim poverty that I saw around me.
As the winter comes in, the situation has gotten more grim.
The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.
It's grim. Even if children are not wasting away in front of your eyes they are chronically hungry.
The situation is quite grim. With the money we have already, and much of it obtained from our own internal emergency reserves, we can keep the helicopters running for one week.
I make no conscious effort to be tough, or hard-boiled, or grim, or any of the things I am usually called.
I never deviated from my grim determination to someday have all the money I needed and wanted.
Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.