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
Baltimore has been in the throes of a crime surge for more than two years, and the homicide rate this year is again on track to break records.
Years later, in a Massachusetts in the throes of Prohibition, Beatrice is restless, stalled and grieving, when the woman who adopted the baby begins working for Beatrice’s uncle, and the families’ fates are entwined yet again.
In the throes of the women’s movement, everyone else writing was pro-choice.
In Kramer vs. Kramer, Streep plays a woman who left her husband and is in the throes of divorce.
Chicago, then, is in the throes of a culture — maybe not so much retributive as reactive — that is killing people, sometimes multiple people, almost every day.
It was started by the women who drank in the throes of Prohibition (hence the name cocktail ring).
Harford County government employees and Sheriff's Office deputies experienced the same thing as the county was in the throes of the Great Recession.
By the time of her sentencing, Martinson was clean, had returned to work and was in the throes of fixing her life.
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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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