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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Great Expectations
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  • Lying on the flat of his back like a drifting old dead flounder, here’s your old Bill Barley, bless your eyes.
  • The Finches spent their money foolishly (the Hotel we dined at was in Covent Garden), and the first Finch I saw when I had the honor of joining the Grove was Bentley Drummle, at that time floundering about town in a cab of his own, and doing a great deal of damage to the posts at the street corners.

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

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