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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • To-night these trees sheltered the southern slope from the keenest blasts, which smote the wood and floundered through it with a sound as of grumbling, or gushed over its crowning boughs in a weakened moan.

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

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