death throes

Translations

death throes

npl (also) (fig) → ultimi spasimi mpl
in one's death throes → agonizzante
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.
A NEW floating hotel themed on the tragic liner Titanic in her death throes after hitting an iceberg was slammed as 'beyond bad taste'.
Football is in its death throes as it loses all perspective of value and what it is all about, and no matter how you try to justify the transfer fees you just can't
This tale of a family torn apart during the death throes of patriarch Big Daddy - superbly played by Colm Meaney - is as intense as water torture.
The joy of this novel is in its perfect description, from the painfully accurate portrayal of the death throes of a relationship to the drab reality of a dream that has gone sour.
HOW curious that the death of an 85-year-old comedian, whose passing had no direct impact on anyone except his nearest and dearest, pushes news of an industry in its death throes, the loss of which will have a direct impact on thousands upon thousands of families up and down the land, into second place on national TV news.
From war of a nasty and vicious type, to a sullen peace, with the death throes of organised paramilitarism, is a painful state, but not impossible to manage.
Although the bedroom tax may be in its death throes the distress and misery it has caused people is still continuing in the meantime".
Patel added his customary brace of wickets and Recardo Gordon recorded his competition-best figures of the for 18 as Leicestershire thrashed away in their death throes in the lengthening shadows of Edgbaston.
Those planets could have survived the bloating of a dying star during its red giant phase, or have formed from the material shed during the star's death throes.