French translation of 'throes'
in the throes of (= in the middle of) au beau milieu de
2. (= painful experience) affres fpl
death throes (figurative) [of institution, organization] agonie f
a society in its death throes une société agonisante; (literal) [of person, animal] agonie f
a creature in its death throes une créature à l’agonie
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After lunch she was gone and Simon was in the throes of recruiting her successor.THE IMAGE OF LAURA (2001)
"She was going through the throes of enjoying what had unexpectedly come.THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMEN (2001)
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British English: throes NOUN
If someone is experiencing something very unpleasant or emotionally painful, you can say that they are in the throes of it, especially when it is in its final stages.
...when the country was going through the final throes of civil war.
Translation of throes from the Collins English to French Dictionary