death throes

noun

Definition of death throes

: the violent movements and noises that are sometimes made by a person who is about to die The opera ends with the hero in his death throes. often used figurativelythe death throes of a failing industry

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“Death throes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/death%20throes. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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