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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Wuthering Heights
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  • The snow lay yards deep in our road; and, as we floundered on, my companion wearied me with constant reproaches that I had not brought a pilgrim’s staff: telling me that I could never get into the house without one, and boastfully flourishing a heavy-headed cudgel, which I understood to be so denominated.

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  • She is floundering in college
  • Floundered on the uneven footing.

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