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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Frankenstein
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  • And thus for a time I was occupied by exploded systems, mingling, like an unadept, a thousand contradictory theories and floundering desperately in a very slough of multifarious knowledge, guided by an ardent imagination and childish reasoning, till an accident again changed the current of my ideas.

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

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