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founder
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David Copperfield
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  • 'Why, Daisy, old boy, dumb-foundered!' laughed Steerforth, shaking my hand heartily, and throwing it gaily away.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Joining these groups, I found bewailing women whose husbands were away in herring or oyster boats, which there was too much reason to think might have foundered before they could run in anywhere for safety.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'My station, Mas'r Davy,' he returned, 'ain't there no longer; and if ever a boat foundered, since there was darkness on the face of the deep, that one's gone down.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is not for one, situated, through his original errors and a fortuitous combination of unpropitious events, as is the foundered Bark (if he may be allowed to assume so maritime a denomination), who now takes up the pen to address you it is not, I repeat, for one so circumstanced, to adopt the language of compliment, or of congratulation.  (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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