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The Scarlet Letter
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  • She made little boats out of birch-bark, and freighted them with snailshells, and sent out more ventures on the mighty deep than any merchant in New England; but the larger part of them foundered near the shore.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Poking and burrowing into the heaped-up rubbish in the corner, unfolding one and another document, and reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves, and those of merchants never heard of now on 'Change, nor very readily decipherable on their mossy tombstones; glancing at such matters with the saddened, weary, half-reluctant interest which we bestow on the corpse of dead activity—and exerting my fancy, sluggish with little use, to raise up…  (not reviewed by editor)

Samples from Other Sources
  • The project foundered

  • The ship foundered in the storm.

  • Come with me to Founder`s Hall.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom

  • Good, yes, but Otrera is the founder of the Amazons.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune

  • And so was the founder of the Daily Gleaner [Jamaica`s major newspaper].
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
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