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noun as in agony

noun as in labor

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Truth be told, there is no one better at capturing the agony and alarm of a woman in the throes of a nervous breakdown than Moore.

Across the country, high school seniors are in the throes of completing college applications before looming deadlines.

And suddenly you were in the throes of both creation and destruction.

“Only my work holds my heart,” he wrote in the throes of his first serious relationship.

Seven months after the attack on the government center, the al Qaeda insurgency was in its death throes.

For two full centuries the land had laboured under the throes of the Reformation.

His thoughts had gone whirling on; here, in this elegant dining-room, the throes of creation seized hold of him.

The earth was in labor; the ground heaved and trembled, and those who felt its throes trembled also.

Of the throes of such a man, when he was quietly alone, few but those who have felt them can have an idea.

At this period of his life the chapters of the Koran were delivered in throes of pain.


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On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to throes, such as: anguish, misery, passion, torment, torture, and woe.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.