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Painful EndPlay
Use 'throes' to describe intense suffering as something is ending or failing. SlideThe country is in the throes of economic collapse.
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Emotional IntensityPlay
Apply 'throes' to express powerful emotions or reactions, not just physical pain. SlideHe was in the throes of grief after the loss.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
'Throes' can metaphorically describe struggles in various contexts, like business or relationships. SlideTheir marriage was in the throes of conflict.