He faced the truth in there, and realized with a throe of mortal anguish that the burial must be soon—very soon.
“You will not throe me off my guard thus,” said Henry, sternly.
She experienced a throe of such scorn for Loring as sickened her.
Every throe of the sick girl seemed to penetrate her own body.
Another opinion might have been added, that some throe of nature has forced up parts which had been the bed of the ocean.
She was startled by the throe of pitiful regret that seized her.
Something surged in him like the throe of the river where the ship went in.
The sea moaned—more than moaned—among the boulders below the ruins, a throe of its tide being timed to regular intervals.
He felt, with a throe of helpless sympathy, that she was undertaking too much.
Sneak had hastily brought thither his effects, and without a throe of regret abandoned his house for ever to the owls.
c.1200, throwe "pain, pang of childbirth, agony of death," possibly from Old English þrawan "twist, turn, writhe" (see throw), or altered from Old English þrea (genitive þrawe) "affliction, pang, evil, threat" (related to þrowian "to suffer"), from Proto-Germanic *thrawo (cf. Middle High German dro "threat," German drohen "to threaten"). Modern spelling first recorded 1610s. Related: Throes.