Examples of throe in a Sentence
collapsed in the throes of agony
that third-world country is caught up in the throes of a democratic revolution
Recent Examples of throe from the Web
By the time of her sentencing, Martinson was clean, had returned to work and was in the throes of fixing her life.
Crisis intervention training explores how to recognize signs of mental illness, respond to such calls and empathize with someone in the throes of a crisis.
And the right-wing, populist U.K. Independence Party appears to be in its death throes — with its main policies of quitting the European Union and curbing immigration now appropriated by the Conservatives.
The Other Half picks up the space saga and throws in a bunch of the ‘verse lore for good measure: a full-fledged battle with the Reavers, River deep in the throes of a psychic vision, Mal’s quick-lipped retorts and more.
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Origin and Etymology of throe
Middle English thrawe, throwe, from Old English thrawu, thrēa threat, pang; akin to Old High German drawa threat
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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