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Heavily occupied, or busily involved in an important activity.
His thrashing was the signal he was in the throes of dream.
When he ascended the throne of Babylon in 747 B.C. Assyria was in the throes of a revolution.
Russia's military prestige was at a low ebb, her finance in a state of chaos, the Tsarist regime discredited and the country in the throes of revolution.
In 1602 he entered the university of Louvain, then in the throes of a violent conflict between the Jesuit, or scholastic, party and the followers of Michael Baius, who swore by St Augustine.
During the first two weeks of April, while Constantinople was in the throes of revolution, serious events were taking place in Adana, the prosperous capital of the Cilician plain.
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