n pl (death throes)
- 1.1 agonía (f) to be in one's (death) throes o in the throes of death agonizar*, estar agonizando the empire was in its final (death) throes el imperio agonizabaMore example sentences1.2in 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 plena mudanza, estábamos en tren de mudarnos de casa (RPl)
- Do you think we are seeing the empire in its death throes?
- If you look at what the dictionary says about throes, it can still be a violent period - the throes of a revolution.
- Unable to bear the death throes of her love affair, she becomes by turns desperate and tenacious, acting out with unbridled fury.
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.