In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1also death throesagonía femeninoto be in one's (death) throes/ in the throes of death — agonizar
- the empire was in its final (death) throes — el imperio agonizaba
- His words of "Love your enemies", carefully cross-cut against his prayers for the tormentors forgiveness during his throes on the cross is a powerful piece of editing work.
- Unable to bear the death throes of her love affair, she becomes by turns desperate and tenacious, acting out with unbridled fury.
- For some Newsom had the voice of a heavenly creature; for others she sounded like a whiny but tenacious cat in the throes of death.
- Cheney says this insurgency is in its last throes.
- Dookeran has been brought back for one reason: to shore up the image of a flagging party and a leader who is in his political death throes.
- And in the continuing fiasco of the new parliament building, I see the death throes of another proud Scottish archetype.
- Independent cinema in its various guises isn't in its death throes yet.
- This is the narration by someone who is undergoing death throes.
- You can't expect the average couch potato to see the irony in the fact that a TV pathologist was being used to promote a company in its death throes.
- What is key to the current world, Wallerstein argues, is that we are now witnessing the death throes of the world system itself.
- This was the era when Cubism was in its birth throes, when Picasso and Braque were embarking on an artistic revolution.
- Bolli's vocal trick is to stand in another room yowling as if in her death throes.
- If the first world war forged Hitler's character and politics, it was the death throes of the French empire in Algiers that made Le Pen the man he is today.
- The video ends with the hanging of the Preacher, the final shot showing his legs twitching in their death throes.
- Perhaps what is said here does just represent the death throes of an ideology whose day is done.
- Do you think we are seeing the empire in its death throes?
- What emerges is a bigger, broader picture - a new world of pop in its birth throes.
- If you look at what the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period - the throes of a revolution.
2in the throes of
- a woman in the throes of childbirth — una mujer en trance de dar a luz
- the country was in the throes of civil war — el país estaba sumido en una guerra civil
- they were in the throes of an argument — estaban en medio de una discusión
- we were in the throes of moving house — estábamos en tren de mudarnos de casa
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