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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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Gone with the Wind
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  • "Why," she floundered, "why—why, then we’ve got to raise three hundred, somehow."
  • "But, Ashley," she began, floundering in a quagmire of bewilderment, "if you’re afraid we’ll starve, why—why— Oh, Ashley, we’ll manage somehow! I know we will!"
  • "A—a-mis—but, Rhett, she—" Scarlett floundered.
  • "Well," she floundered helplessly, "money does help, you know, Rhett, and God knows Frank didn’t leave any too much.

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

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