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Noun
Intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change
“What is key to the current world, Wallerstein argues, is that we are now witnessing the death throes of the world system itself.”
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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 a sudden short bout of an illness or stress
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Plural for difficulty, especially when caused by lack of money
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