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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Ethan Frome
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  • Staggering along in Frome’s wake I floundered toward it, and in the darkness almost fell into one of the deep drifts against the front of the house.
  • "It’s natural enough you should be leaving us" he floundered on, following his thought.

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

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