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The House of Mirth
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flounder -- as in: he floundered
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The House of Mirth
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  • He felt the confused titillation with which the lower organisms welcome the gratification of their needs, and all his senses floundered in a vague well-being, through which Miss Bart’s personality was dimly but pleasantly perceptible.
  • But for the present, if he clung to her, it was not in order to be dragged up, but to feel some one floundering in the depths with him: he wanted her to suffer with him, not to help him to suffer less.

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

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