in the throes of


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

Examples of in the throes of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web People in the throes of a mental health crisis are 12-times more likely to face a police response involving the use of force, according to a study published in the medical journal BMC Psychiatry. Eli Cahan, ABC News, 14 Sep. 2023 With winter fast approaching, some Vermonters hit by the July flooding are still deep in the throes of flood recovery, whether finding a place to live or repairing their homes or businesses. Lisa Rathke,, 3 Sep. 2023 The Federal Reserve, which is in the throes of a historic inflation-busting campaign, has been wanting to see more slack in the labor market, believing the imbalance between worker supply and demand could cause wages to rise and push inflation higher. Alicia Wallace, CNN, 1 Sep. 2023 If ratified, the deal could prevent major disruption just as retailers are in the throes of the back-to-school shopping season — the second largest sales period behind the winter holidays. Haleluya Hadero, Fortune, 26 July 2023 But the song is a story, largely autobiographical, about someone completely in the throes of alcoholism and addiction. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 21 July 2023 At the time, Hunter Biden, by his own admission, was in the throes of his crack addiction. Lucien Bruggeman, ABC News, 23 June 2023 Twelve years later, Syria is divided into fragmented spheres of influence and in the throes of economic collapse — which has sown widespread misery superseding even that of the ongoing flare-ups of violence. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 25 Aug. 2023 Syria is in the throes of a deep economic crisis that saw its currency collapse, leading to soaring prices for food and basic supplies and which Assad's government blames on Western sanctions. Fox News, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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“In the throes of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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