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Noun
An intense or violent pain or struggle
“Sometimes, we are told, he would wear a red wafer upon his brow, as a signal that he was enduring the throes of literary composition and expected forbearance and consideration.”
Noun
A series of violent spasms or physical movements
“In this case, the rapid inhalations are preceded by the violent throes of the heart to propel the carbonized blood from the overworked tissues.”
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A violent confrontation or struggle
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A sudden involuntary muscular contraction
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A sudden attack or outburst of a particular emotion or activity
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The process of childbirth or bearing young
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A public display of emotion or anger
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A tenacious struggle to complete or achieve something
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Plural for an unpleasant sensation or feeling, typically spasmodic in nature
“She experienced a throe of such scorn for Loring as sickened her.”
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(throes) Plural for a hard struggle
“But the evocation of a post-WWI society in the throes of great change is engrossing and entertaining.”
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Plural for difficulty, especially when caused by lack of money
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