be in the throes of

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be in the throes of

To suffer from or struggle with something. I'm sorry I never called you back, I've been in the throes of illness for days. After being in the throes of decline for months, the economy is finally starting to recover.
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But he gets straight to the point with his visitors: "The country was in the throes of a decisive fight over a new constitution," writes Ajami, "and Sistani's message to the man of the government was unambiguous.
In 1973, when Coffy was released, he was in the throes of a long trial for murder.
That might explain a certain perceived glumness when she was in the throes of playing Jane or, on her more depressed days, Enid.
The second community studied by Sokoll is the neighbouring market town of Braintree which had been a proto-industrial center around 1700 but, from the early eighteenth century, was in the throes of de-industrialization.