Word of the Day: Throes

throe

[throh]

noun

1. a violent spasm or pang; paroxysm

2. a sharp attack of emotion

3. throes
a. any violent convulsion or struggle: the throes of battle
b. the agony of death
c. the pains of childbirth

Origin: 1150-1200, Middle English

Use in a sentence: I am in the throes of house-shopping.

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