death throes

Translations

death throes

npl (also) (fig) → ultimi spasimi mpl
in one's death throes → agonizzante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"When," asked one of the women, "will we enjoy the death throes of the red one?
Still clinging to my rifle, I rose again, to see the lioness struggling in her death throes but an arm's length from me.
Histah was dead, but in his death throes he might easily dispatch a dozen apes or men.
The BBC apologised and said the goat's death was seen from behind and from some distance, so the exact method of killing was not visible, but admitted the death throes were apparent.
We got married last December and have just "celebrated" our first anniversary - with him in the spare room, me in tears and our marriage obviously in its death throes.
The industrial action comes as a sister factory in Washington, Tyne and Wear, goes through its death throes after bosses axed production to shift output abroad with the loss of hundreds of jobs.
We may well be witnessing the death throes of Plaid.
Distressing though the Easter games have been for Evertonians, now is not the time to roll over and accept that a season of monumental progress is in its death throes.
William Hague's biggest mistake in the death throes of his leadership was to stand by people who publicly belittled both him and the party.
After watching the death throes of this abominable administration for over a week John Gormley finally plucked up the courage to put it out of its misery yesterday.
According to a report in New Scientist, the Sun itself will begin its death throes in about 5 billion years, when it starts to swell into a red giant star.
Andrew Tyler, of charity Animal Aid, added: "It is outrageous that Prince Philip and his pals carried on shooting for fun while this fox was in its agonised death throes.