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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Leaves of Grass
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  • The little plentiful manikins skipping around in collars and tail’d coats I am aware who they are, (they are positively not worms or fleas,) I acknowledge the duplicates of myself, the weakest and shallowest is deathless with me, What I do and say the same waits for them, Every thought that flounders in me the same flounders in them.
  • The little plentiful manikins skipping around in collars and tail’d coats I am aware who they are, (they are positively not worms or fleas,) I acknowledge the duplicates of myself, the weakest and shallowest is deathless with me, What I do and say the same waits for them, Every thought that flounders in me the same flounders in them.
  • The beach is cut by the razory ice-wind, the wreck-guns sound, The tempest lulls, the moon comes floundering through the drifts.

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

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