in the throes of


: experiencing (something painful)
She met him while he was in the throes of a messy divorce.

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Recent Examples on the Web Many a bartender have found themselves in the throes of addiction purely based on the all-consuming nature of the position. Brandi California, SPIN, 1 July 2024 About 'The Duel' His next movie being released in theaters was filmed in Indianapolis when the city was still in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 29 May 2024 You could get catapulted overboard while pursuing a whale or in the throes of a vicious storm—drowning possibly close to triumph. Byallie Garfinkle, Fortune, 8 July 2024 Just listen to an athlete fresh off a triumph and in the throes of adrenaline give an audience to his or her haters. Candace Buckner, Washington Post, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for in the throes of 

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“In the throes of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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