It is nonjudgmental, and acknowledges that we are in the throes of a transition.
Instead we ended up following a woman in the throes of drug addiction, living alone in the desert.
And suddenly you were in the throes of both creation and destruction.
“Only my work holds my heart,” he wrote in the throes of his first serious relationship.
Logan knew full well that Egypt, in the throes of revolt, was an unsafe place.
She loves Russia,—our poor Russia, agonizing in the throes of a new birth; while we—we love her, the woman.
The newly-arrived Haviland, in the throes of this emotion, looks about him.
It was the time of Leisler's movement, when New York was in the throes of revolution.
Born in throes, 'tis fit that man should live in pains and die in pangs!
It was evident he was in the throes of unexpressed affection.
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.