Definition of Throes

1. Noun. Violent pangs of suffering. "Death throes"

Generic synonyms: Hurt, Suffering



Definition of Throes

1. Noun. (plural of throe) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Throes

1. throe [n] - See also: throe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throes

throaty
throb
throbbed
throbber
throbbers
throbbier
throbbiest
throbbing
throbbingly
throbbings
throbby
throbs
throe
throed
throeing
throes (current term)
thromb-
thromb-endarterectomy
thrombase
thrombasthenia
thrombectomies
thrombectomy
thrombelastography
thrombendarterectomy
thrombendarteriectomies
thrombendarteriectomy
thrombendoarterectomy
thrombi
thrombin
thrombin time

Literary usage of Throes

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1. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1904)
"In the Cornhill Magazine for November there isa chatty paper on the "throes of Composition," by Michael MacDonagh. Trollope, when he heard the idea preached ..."

2. Contemporary France by Gabriel Hanotaux (1907)
"Death-throes of the Assembly.—The Committee of Pardons.—Proposal of Amnesty.—Martial law and the regime of the Press.—Relative position of the parties. ..."

3. The Concordance Repertory of the More Characteristic Symptoms of the Materia by William Daniel Gentry (1890)
"L.: throes deficient or ceasing; will not be covered. Camph. L.: throes distressing and of little use; very weak and empty feeling in abdomen. Phos. ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1901)
"Meanwhile the nation was in the throes of the Indian mutiny—a crisis more trying j previous June, it was in August at its cruel height, and the queen, ..."

5. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"There, wan from her maternal throes, His Margaret, beautiful and mild, 90 Sate in her bower, a pallid rose, The settled heart of Vengeance daunt, ..."

6. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... VIIL DEATH-throes. ON the morrow, which is the 3d of May, 1788, an astonished Parlement sits convoked; listens speechless to the speech of D'Espreme'nil ..."

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