Throes sentence example
His thrashing was the signal he was in the throes of dream.
In 1602 he entered the university of Louvain, then in the throes of a violent conflict between the Jesuit, or scholastic, party and the followers of Michael Baius, who swore by St Augustine.
In many families, the concept of giving back to the community is often lost in the throes of busy schedules and self-absorption.
After the rebellion relief was accorded because the obstacle was removed, and it is evident that a broad-minded statesman, or a skilful diplomat, would have accomplished more for French Canada than the fiery eloquence and dubious methods of a leader who plunged his followers into the throes of war, and deserted them at the supreme moment.
During the first two weeks of April, while Constantinople was in the throes of revolution, serious events were taking place in Adana, the prosperous capital of the Cilician plain.Advertisement
When the ancient world was in its last throes, the ancient religions were overcome by Christianity.
Both recreational users and users who are deep in the throes of addiction can oftentimes be recognized by external factors because this particular drug can have such a profound effect on the life of the user.
We were now in the throes of winter, a time I really detested at sea.
Meanwhile, organized religion is in its final, violent death throes.
These nineteenth-century performers never actually disrobed, but they were harassed, fined, and occasionally jailed for pulling up their skirts, flashing their underwear, and swiveling their hips in a way that evoked the throes of passion.Advertisement
He will drown himself in the throes of a passionate love affair and enjoy every second of it.
The result is an uneasy economic alliance in the throes of change.
When he ascended the throne of Babylon in 747 B.C. Assyria was in the throes of a revolution.
The war, which, probably because of financial trouble, the Spartans had neglected to pursue when Athens was thus in the throes of political convulsion, was now resumed.
The CragRats ' drama improvisation centered on the difficult choice faced by a school in the throes of an Ofsted inspection.Advertisement
Russia's military prestige was at a low ebb, her finance in a state of chaos, the Tsarist regime discredited and the country in the throes of revolution.
On his return to London England was in the throes of the popish terror.
Two months later, when all Italy and half the rest of Europe were in the throes of revolution, the people forced Count Palffy, the Austrian governor, to release him (March 17).
Its throes will heave our exuviae from their graves.