Instead we ended up following a woman in the throes of drug addiction, living alone in the desert.
Greig was either in love with Whitey, or living in fear, or under the throes of some manner of Stockholm syndrome.
“Only my work holds my heart,” he wrote in the throes of his first serious relationship.
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.