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  • The story goes that Slytherin had built a hidden chamber in the castle, of which the other founders knew nothing.   (source)
    founders = people who created (the school)
  • But language founders in such seas.†   (source)
  • On the walls, where one might have expected to find portraits of the firm's founders, there were portraits of Uga I, Uga II, and Uga III.†   (source)
  • You were part of the bridge between our founders and the current staff.†   (source)
  • Once he even called Bill Hewlett, one of the company's founders, to request parts.†   (source)
  • Three of the scheduled anointed speakers did not show, among them church founders Rev.†   (source)
  • In it, the three men, the founders of the company, were arranged in a pyramid, each of them dressed in their best-known clothes, wearing expressions that spoke, cartoonishly, of their personalities.†   (source)
  • "We have found out ...that we cannot trust some people who are nonconformists," declared Ray Kroc, one of the founders of McDonald's, angered by some of his franchisees.†   (source)
  • In her center, as in many of the great classical cities, the founders had erected an enduring tribute to the ancients—the Egyptian obelisk.†   (source)
  • When the German founders built it, they painted the tin roof red and the wooden walls a brilliant white, so that the building itself bore some resemblance to a riverboat.†   (source)
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  • A central philosophical direction in the twentieth century is therefore ecophilosophy or ecosophy, as one of its founders the Norwegian philosopher Arne Naess has called if.†   (source)
  • Blomkvist was one of the founders of Millennium, started in 1990.†   (source)
  • I didn't realize how much Cara had already cleaved to the idea of being an Allegiant, loyal to the faction system, loyal to our founders.†   (source)
  • A town of eleven thousand, Garden City began assembling its founders soon after the Civil War.†   (source)
  • She muscled her car through traffic while regaling them with stories about the crazy families of Atlanta—the old plantation owners, the founders of Coca-Cola, the sports stars, and the CNN news people.†   (source)
  • Among the men put with us was George Peake, one of the founders of the South African Coloured People's Organization, a Treason Trialist, and most recently a member of the Cape Town City Council.†   (source)
  • Beneath those words, three simple, hand-painted illustrations, sun-bleached but still decipherable, declared exactly what sorts of games the park's founders intended Clarkston's residents to play on the field.†   (source)
  • The Jesuits, according to Paulus, had been treated so brusquely in so many places for their attempts to convert and transform, decapitated in Japan, disemboweled in the Horn of Africa, eaten alive in North America, crucified in Siam, drawn and quartered in England, thrown into the ocean off Madagascar, that the founders of our little experimental college thought they'd spare the landscape some of the bloodier emblems of the order's history.†   (source)
  • Zhang Shu was one of the founders of Chinese ballet, along with Chiu Ho and Chen Lueng, and was widely considered one of the most knowledgeable ballet experts in China.†   (source)
  • IT WAS SLEETING on a bitter cold evening in the Founders' Library when the final piece came together, and when it did, Thomas slammed his book shut, alarming Mrs. Pincus, the librarian.†   (source)
  • This is precisely why the founders of the new nation of the United States decided to put an end to religious intolerance by making religious freedom a cornerstone of this country" This was a nonjury trial, which meant that the only person I had to preach to was the judge; but the courtroom was still filled.†   (source)
  • I was one of the original founders, you know.†   (source)
  • He had been over it before; he was one of the original founders of the group, one of the men who developed the Life Analysis Protocol.†   (source)
  • Have we forgotten our founders and the basic tenets of their blueprint for the country?†   (source)
  • It's as though the Founders had read Nostradamus but didn't care to admit their frivolity, or perhaps studied the drawings of Da Vinci, who foresaw aircraft.†   (source)
  • I have subsequently invited all twenty-two of my fellow founders to our wedding, this November, and expect all to attend.†   (source)
  • I know that it has been a sore point, and I shudder for the consequences if we embitter a man of his influence, one of the principal founders of American freedom.†   (source)
  • This is the Founders' Stone.†   (source)
  • In a state of euphoria, with a hunger for more and more, the council of founders cast its eye toward a future that would certainly include trade from cross-river towns.†   (source)
  • Of those six founders, only he survived.†   (source)
  • Kennedy meets these islanders in person the next morning, when his canoe founders on the way back to Naru.†   (source)
  • "The resistance founders warned us this time would come, told us where to go to survive, galvanized us while the rest of the world was falling apart.†   (source)
  • The men of that caravan-thought Eddie indifferently-looked too mean-minded to become the founders of a secret, free settlement, and not mean-minded enough to become a gang of raiders; they had no more destination to find than the motionless beam of the headlight; and, like that beam, they would dissolve somewhere in the empty stretches of the country.†   (source)
  • Both men had been the founders of the American Antislavery Society and were conducting a membership meeting that night at the store.†   (source)
  • The founders of our republic knew that an all-grasping hereditary monarch, supported by a hereditary legislature, jeopardizes liberty.†   (source)
  • I'm absolutely convinced that the reason America went so far and so fast is that our founders were God-fearing men.†   (source)
  • As always, he wondered why America's founders had willingly placed their capital in the middle of a malarial swamp.†   (source)
  • We were better equipped than many founders of dynasties had been when they walked north to dethrone an emperor; they had been peasants like us.†   (source)
  • "There is no 'big Me' and 'little you,' " T. M. Alexander, one of the founders of the Southeastern Fidelity Fire Insurance Company, said.†   (source)
  • But the system worked, thanks to the patient studies of the social psychologists who had been the real founders of Athens.†   (source)
  • If Carmel's founders should return, they could not afford to live there, but it wouldn't go that far.†   (source)
  • They were the founders of astrology, and, indirectly, of astronomy.†   (source)
  • Askold, one of the founders of the Russian state, was buried in Kiev.†   (source)
  • He admired the Federalists as the founders of the Constitution, the champions of naval power and a bulwark against French Revolutionary influences.†   (source)
  • For a few years, the founders worked in harmony together, seeking out youngsters who showed signs of magic and bringing them to the castle to be educated.   (source)
  • To try and find something from one of the other founders?†   (source)
  • She concealed her loss, my dreadful betrayal, even from the other founders of Hogwarts.†   (source)
  • I am forced to conclude that he never fulfilled his ambition of collecting four founders' objects.†   (source)
  • Joe Flom and the founders of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz got multiple breaks.†   (source)
  • "But you yourself approved me for this job after the original founders were purged.†   (source)
  • "It had belonged to another of Hogwarts's founders," said Dumbledore.†   (source)
  • The founders of this school were refugees themselves.†   (source)
  • He was one of the founders of Hacker Republic.†   (source)
  • Now each of these four founders Formed their own house, for each Did value different virtues In the ones they had to teach.†   (source)
  • And never since the founders four Were whittled down to three Have the houses been united As they once were meant to be.†   (source)
  • Good Hufflepuff, she took the rest, And taught them all she knew, Thus the houses and their founders Retained friendships firm and true.†   (source)
  • They moved through the Borrow Room, where anything from bicycles to telescopes to hang gliders were loaned, for free, to anyone on staff, and onto the aquarium, a project championed by one of the founders.†   (source)
  • Twas Gryffindor who found the way, He whipped me off his head The founders put some brains in me So I could choose instead!†   (source)
  • Traditional methods of raising capital were not readily available to the founders of these chains, the high school dropouts and drive-in owners who lacked "proper" business credentials.†   (source)
  • The neoclassical architecture is meticulously designed to echo the grandeur of ancient Rome, whose ideals were the inspiration for America's founders in establishing the laws and culture of the new republic.†   (source)
  • As Hogan notes in his history of the chain, Selling 'Em by the Sack (1997), the founders of White Castle placed their grills in direct view of customers, claimed that fresh ground beef was delivered twice a day, chose a name with connotations of purity, and even sponsored an ex- periment at the University of Minnesota in which a medical student lived for thirteen weeks on "nothing but White Castle hamburgers and water."†   (source)
  • As luck would have it, one of the founders of the firm, Monique Rona, had a son at Lakeside, a year ahead of Gates.†   (source)
  • 'Well, it's an old-fashioned rule,' said Hermione, who had just slid neatly on to a rug in front of them and was now getting to her feet, 'but it says in Hogwarts: A History, that the founders thought boys were less trustworthy than girls.†   (source)
  • Then the rip near the hat's brim opened wide like a mouth and the Sorting Hat burst into song: In times of old when I was new And Hogwarts barely started The founders of our noble school Thought never to be parted: United by a common goal, They had the selfsame yearning, To make the world's best magic school And pass along their learning.†   (source)
  • ) One of the founders of ISI, Bud Pembroke, then got a call from the technology company TRW, which had just signed a contract to set up a computer system at the huge Bonneville Power station in southern Washington State.†   (source)
  • Four objects from the four founders would, I am sure, have exerted a powerful pull over Voldemort's imagination.†   (source)
  • These differences caused little strife When first they came to light, For each of the four founders had A house in which they might Take only those they wanted, so, For instance, Slytherin Took only pure-blood wizards Of great cunning, just like him, And only those of sharpest mind Were taught by Ravenclaw While the bravest and the boldest Went to daring Gryffindor.†   (source)
  • As Paul Cravath, one of the founders of Cravath, Swaine and Moore, the very whitest of the white-shoe firms, once put it, the lawyer's job was to settle disputes in the conference room, not in the courtroom.†   (source)
  • Bill Joy: November 8, 1954 Joy would go on, after his stint at Berkeley, to become one of the four founders of Sun Microsystems, one of the oldest and most important of Silicon Valley's software companies.†   (source)
  • And if you still think that accidents of time and place and birth don't matter all that much, here are the birthdays of the three other founders of Sun Microsystems: Scott McNealy: November 13,1954 Vinod Khosla: January 28,1955 Andy Bechtolsheim: September 30, 1955†   (source)
  • We looked at the viewing patterns of young children, and we found that they were watching Laugh-In," says Lloyd Morrisett, who was one of the show's founders.†   (source)
  • Almost all of the sons of the founders were implicated, although none of them knew concretely what action they were plotting.†   (source)
  • As Keith Johnstone, one of the founders of improv theater, writes: "If you'll stop reading for a moment and think of something you wouldn't want to happen to you, or to someone you love, then you'll have thought of something worth staging or filming.†   (source)
  • While the other awards are given to a student who exhibits one particular quality, the Founders' Stone is awarded to that rare student who personifies many.†   (source)
  • "We believe in following the guidance of the city's founders, which has been expressed in two ways: the formation of the factions, and the Divergent mission expressed by Edith Prior, to send people outside the fence to help whoever is out there once we have a large Divergent population.†   (source)
  • The founders of Macondo, resolving to expel the invaders, went with their older sons to put themselves at the disposal of Jose Arcadio Buendia.†   (source)
  • The grass did grow and the green leaves appeared on the trees and filled the avenues with shadow and shade as sure as the millionaires descended from the North on Founders' Day each spring.†   (source)
  • The name fits, considering that our local royalty—the founders and early employees of the most cutting edge tech companies in the world —probably got stuck on this road like everyone else.†   (source)
  • One by one the old women who had been founders of the town, several of whom had taken part in the daring crossing of the mountains, praised the virtues of General Moncada.†   (source)
  • "In accordance with the intentions of our city's founders, we have two goals: to overthrow Evelyn and the factionless so that we can reestablish the factions, and to send some of our number outside the city to see what's out there.†   (source)
  • The adobe houses of the founders had been replaced by brick buildings with wooden blinds and cement floors which made the suffocating heat of two o'clock in the afternoon more bearable.†   (source)
  • When he would stroll through town with his closest friends, Magnifico Visbal and Gerineldo Marquez-the sons of the founders of the same names-he would look for her in the sewing shop with an anxious glance, but he saw only the older sisters.†   (source)
  • Ursula drew up a strict guest list, in which the only ones invited were the descendants of the founders, except for the family of Pilar Ternera, who by then had had two more children by unknown fathers.†   (source)
  • The primitive building of the founders became filled with tools and materials, of workmen exhausted by sweat, who asked everybody please not to molest them, exasperated by the sack of bones that followed them everywhere with its dull rattle.†   (source)
  • The house was opened, still smelling of resin and damp whitewash, and the children and grandchildren of the founders saw the porch with ferns and begonias, the quiet rooms, the garden saturated with the fragrance of the roses, and they gathered together in the parlor, facing the unknown invention that had been covered with a white sheet.†   (source)
  • The Overlords might well be able to foresee the future of Athens more clearly than its founders-and they might not like it.†   (source)
  • One of the aims of the founders was that any member of New Athens should know all the other citizens who shared his interests-and as many as one or two per cent of the remainder as well.†   (source)
  • Even so, the founders' of New Athens could only provide the soil and the climate in which the plant they wished to cherish might-or might not-come to flower.†   (source)
  • They are the culture heroes, the city founders.†   (source)
  • And it isn't only she but a class of people who trust they will be justified, that their thoughts will be as substantial as the seven hills to build on, and by spreading their power they will have an eternal city for vindication on the day when other founders have gone down, bricks and planks, whose thoughts were not real and who built on soft swamp.†   (source)
  • I would bury the red-brown tiles and the oily portraits of old men—benefactors, founders of schools.†   (source)
  • (t) The Mythological Cycle, which describes the migrations to the island of prehistoric peoples, their battles, and in particular the deeds of the race of gods known as the Tuatha De Danaan, "Children of the Great Mother, Dana"; (2) The Annals of theMilesians, or semi-historical chronicles of the last arriving race, the sons of Milesius, founders of the Celtic dynasties that survived until the arrival of the Anglo-Normans under Henry II in the twelfth century; (3) The Ulster ()de of the Knights of the Red Branch, which treats primarily of the deeds of Cuchulainn (pronounced coohoolinn) at the court of his uncle Conchobar (pronounced conohoor): this cycle greatly influenced the developmen†   (source)
  • She was a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races.†   (source)
  • As far as he could see, religion existed to uphold the founders of a Church, a creed.†   (source)
  • "But you took him down about the founders of Troy!"†   (source)
  • If this ship founders, like the others, he is a ruined man."†   (source)
  • The founders of almost all religions have held the same language.†   (source)
  • I wonder if the founders had such as I in their minds——a fellow good for nothing else but that particular thing?†   (source)
  • But the hubris of reason set against the dark powers is the highest form of humanity, and as such it evokes the rage of the envious gods; per esempio, when such a luxury ark founders and plummets to the depths, that is a downfall with honor.†   (source)
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  • The strategy foundered with the accident and associated publicity.
  • The money ran out, another investment foundered, the loan came due, and Louie had to turn over his keys.   (source)
  • They are off our shore, half foundered — they will sink if they do not land!   (source)
    foundered = sunk
  • The air here was dark too, and the creepers dropped their ropes like the rigging of foundered ships.   (source)
    foundered = sunken
  • She made little boats out of birch-bark, and freighted them with snailshells, and sent out more ventures on the mighty deep than any merchant in New England; but the larger part of them foundered near the shore.   (source)
    foundered = sank
  • In the months before the war began, my marriage to Richard was already foundering, though it might be said to have foundered from the beginning.†   (source)
  • The vegetables in lidded serving dishes, or on platters of faded Spode, were passed up and down, and such was the collective inattention or the polite desire to conceal a lack of appetite that most ended with roast potatoes and potato salad, Brussels sprouts and beetroot, and lettuce leaves foundering in gravy.†   (source)
  • Relationships have foundered.†   (source)
  • Probably Derwent's most famous investment was the purchase of the foundering Top Mark Studios, which had not had a hit since their child star, Little Margery Morris, had died of a heroin overdose in 1934.†   (source)
  • The music center project had been foundering despite a $50 million donation from the wife of Walt Disney, but local philanthropist Eli Broad stepped in after her death and willed the Gehry-designed hall into existence, with a grand opening in 2003.†   (source)
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  • This fisherman was one of several in a boat—a craft for traveling on water—that foundered …. sank beneath the water.†   (source)
  • They came out in large numbers in the aftermath of a shipwreck to stand on the beach and stare in awe at the latest foundering vessel; some brought binoculars and cameras.†   (source)
  • I had removed my patent leather shoes after a while, for they foundered badly in the sand.†   (source)
  • Women hold their beaded evening bags over their heads, trying to protect their foundering hairdos.†   (source)
  • Nothing in Tom-Carl's face indicated that he might have a rude surprise coming to him: already, prosperity-bred independence had undermined his kingdom until it was foundering; two more elections and it would crumble into thesis material for a sociology major.†   (source)
  • Hamstrung, the old old man foundered to his knees, as did his suppliant images, his congregation of terrified selves one week, one month, two years, twenty, fifty, seventy, ninety years from now! every second, minute, and long-after-midnight hour of his possible survival into insanity, there all sank grayer, more yellow as the mirrors ricocheted him through, bled him lifeless, mouthed him dry, then threatened to whiff him to skeletal dusts and litter his moth ashes to the floor.†   (source)
  • We had many fruitful discussions about the unity of our two organizations, but after Makwetu was released and was succeeded in the PAC leadership on Robben Island by John Pokela, the talks foundered.†   (source)
  • "Foundering," I say.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, in the emptiness of so many women who came into his life in the same way, he did not remember that she was the one who in the delirium of that first meeting was on the point of foundering in her own tears and scarcely an hour before her death had sworn to love him until she died.†   (source)
  • "No, it foundered," she said.†   (source)
  • Through Evernight he back was borne on black and roaring waves that ran o'er leagues unlit and foundered shores that drowned before the Days began, until he heard on strands of pearl when ends the world the music long, where ever foaming billows roll the yellow gold and jewels wan.†   (source)
  • Her fingers bit into the flesh of my wrist; I twisted, stepping back from her, foundering in the face of the hatred, the rage rising like some dormant beast in her, looking out through her eyes.†   (source)
  • "Conveniently foundering the boat in reef waters," completed Jason.†   (source)
  • His knights rode destriers, and the big warhorses were foundering in the snow.†   (source)
  • The mail foundered with the government; they received no answer.†   (source)
  • Nobody understood better than he the connection between the construction or destruction of state institutions and the founding or foundering of cultural life, but on this occasion he chose to talk instead about the Irish Dramatic Movement.†   (source)
  • This extremity took the form of the craggy rock of sex, upon which I had obviously though inexplicably foundered.†   (source)
  • You may say itis to prevent our reason from foundering.†   (source)
  • We saw your ship founder and allowed you to come to our island, though usually it is closed to mortals.   (source)
    founder = start to sink
  • ...reading the names of vessels that had long ago foundered at sea or rotted at the wharves,   (source)
    foundered = failed; or sank
  • They would have foundered in the Dead Marshes but for Gollum.†   (source)
  • They slid across the snowdrifts smoothly, where the wheeled chariots were foundering and sinking.†   (source)
  • "Apparently he's foundering," says August.†   (source)
  • Victarion had no way to know whether they had foundered, run aground, or been blown off course.†   (source)
  • The Captains of the West were foundering in a gathering sea.†   (source)
  • From the size of the jar you can tell how old it was when it foundered, inside her, flowed to its death.†   (source)
  • In the months before the war began, my marriage to Richard was already foundering, though it might be said to have foundered from the beginning.†   (source)
  • Then, eager to catch Fischer, who was by now more than thirty minutes ahead of him, the Sherpa continued down the ridge, leaving Hansen and Hall at the top of the Hillary Step, just after Lopsang disappeared down the Step, Hansen apparently ran Out of oxygen and foundered.†   (source)
  • We crossed it and turned north, past streets of what used to be workers' cottages and are now what is known as "starter homes," then a few small businesses: an auto wrecker, a foundering health-food emporium, an orthopedic shoe outlet with a green neon foot flashing on and off as if walking all by itself in one place.†   (source)
  • One of the Myrish galleys had foundered in the Straits of Tarth, and a storm had overtaken them as they were entering the Gullet, scattering the fleet across half the narrow sea.†   (source)
  • By the time they emerged from the cutoff, the galley was foundering amongst pools, eddies, and snags, and Jaime Lannister had decided that the gods were good.†   (source)
  • At last the wizard passed into a song of which the hobbit caught the words: a few lines came clear to his ears through the rushing of the wind: _Tall ships and tall kings Three times three, What brought they from the foundered land Over the flowing sea?†   (source)
  • The first three individuals were associated with the prison system, so if talks foundered or were leaked to the press, both sides would be able to cover up and say we were discussing prison conditions and nothing more.†   (source)
  • "This horse is foundering," I say.†   (source)
  • Out swept his sword, and he spurred to the standard, hewed staff and bearer; and the black serpent foundered.†   (source)
  • I began to laugh a trifle nervously, struck by the fact that in this weird conversation with its desperate undertone, at least on my part, we should already have foundered on the shoals of sex.†   (source)
  • 'Yes,' said Faramir, 'of the land of Westernesse that foundered and of the great dark wave climbing over the green lands and above the hills, and coming on, darkness unescapable.†   (source)
  • Whether they have foundered, whether they have anchored, she cares no longer.†   (source)
  • This human form, his friend's, lacerated by the spear-thrusts of the plague, consumed by searing, superhuman fires, buffeted by all the raging winds of heaven, was foundering under his eyes in the dark flood of the pestilence, and he could do nothing to avert the wreck.†   (source)
  • A canopy, which had been carried on four poles over somebody or something, was sinking with the poles askew, like a liner foundering in Atlantic.†   (source)
  • They have scattered, they have foundered, all except my ship, which mounts the wave and sweeps before the gale and reaches the islands where the parrots chatter and the creepers ….'†   (source)
  • As they splashed and drew back they left a black rim of twigs and cork on the shore and straws and sticks of wood, as if some light shallop had foundered and burst its sides and the sailor had swum to land and bounded up the cliff and left his frail cargo to be washed ashore.†   (source)
  • Manifestly they had drunk too deeply, if they had not foundered, for most of them lay down.†   (source)
  • He describes how a feeble little nag has foundered under too heavy a load and cannot move.†   (source)
  • It was enough to irritate a meeker man than he; for it was foundering almost within the port.†   (source)
  • For there were still two men lying impotent in their bunks; and these, seeing the water pour in and thinking the ship had foundered, began to cry out aloud, and that with such harrowing cries that all who were on deck tumbled one after another into the skiff and fell to their oars.†   (source)
  • Upon sailors as superstitious as those of the age preceding ours, men-of-war's-men too who had just beheld the prodigy of repose in the form suspended in air and now foundering in the deeps; to such mariners the action of the sea-fowl, tho' dictated by mere animal greed for prey, was big with no prosaic significance.†   (source)
  • …encouraged Ferge and Wehsal to do so as well, which they did—the former, of course, with a qualifying reminder that all higher things were foreign to him (for only the experience of pleural shock had ever lifted him above life's most unpretentious levels); the latter, however, with obvious pleasure in the happy course an oppressed man's life had taken, even though—since all good things must come to an end—it was now at a standstill and appeared to be foundering in their common malady.†   (source)
  • To my surprise, my clothes had dried on me and there seemed no indications of catching cold, either from the last soaking or from the prolonged soaking from the foundering of the Martinez.†   (source)
  • The few words which some one had let fall, in his hearing, about a man who, it appeared, had been Odette's lover, had left Swann dumb foundered.†   (source)
  • "Now, gentlemen, sweeping a ship's deck at sea is a piece of household work which in all times but raging gales is regularly attended to every evening; it has been known to be done in the case of ships actually foundering at the time.†   (source)
  • Well, then, if, like us, your excellency lived at Leghorn, you would hear, from time to time, that a little merchant vessel, or an English yacht that was expected at Bastia, at Porto-Ferrajo, or at Civita Vecchia, has not arrived; no one knows what has become of it, but, doubtless, it has struck on a rock and foundered.†   (source)
  • His last valet was a big, foundered, short-winded fellow of fifty-five, who was incapable of running twenty paces; but, as he had been born at Bayonne, M. Gillenormand called him Basque.†   (source)
  • 'Why, Daisy, old boy, dumb-foundered!' laughed Steerforth, shaking my hand heartily, and throwing it gaily away.†   (source)
  • I never put my axe into a stunty tree, or one that hasn't a good, fresh-looking bark: for trees have disorders, like creatur's; and where's the policy of taking a tree that's sickly, any more than you'd choose a foundered horse to ride post, or an over heated ox to do your logging?"†   (source)
  • "I'm a gettin' purty heavy t' be on m'laigs all day, but we can't afford t' hire, so I keep rackin' around somehow, like a foundered horse.†   (source)
  • Hippolyte went to Neufchatel, and Justin so spurred Bovary's horse that he left it foundered and three parts dead by the hill at Bois-Guillaume.†   (source)
  • The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • This ended, in prolonged solemn tones, like the continual tolling of a bell in a ship that is foundering at sea in a fog—in such tones he commenced reading the following hymn; but changing his manner towards the concluding stanzas, burst forth with a pealing exultation and joy— "The ribs and terrors in the whale, Arched over me a dismal gloom, While all God's sun-lit waves rolled by, And lift me deepening down to doom.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • '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.†   (source)
  • "Captain Peleg," said Bildad steadily, "thy conscience may be drawing ten inches of water, or ten fathoms, I can't tell; but as thou art still an impenitent man, Captain Peleg, I greatly fear lest thy conscience be but a leaky one; and will in the end sink thee foundering down to the fiery pit, Captain Peleg."†   (source)
  • The treasure, all that he brought to Troy in his long ships— would god he had foundered on the way!†   (source)
  • And, when at length the embargo was taken off, by neglecting to send notice of it to Charlestown, the Carolina fleet was detain'd near three months longer, whereby their bottoms were so much damaged by the worm that a great part of them foundered in their passage home.†   (source)
  • …your city too,
    so our ships can sail you home—their wits will speed them there.
    For we have no steersmen here among Phaeacia's crews
    or steering-oars that guide your common craft.
    Our ships know in a flash their mates' intentions,
    know all ports of call and all the rich green fields.
    With wings of the wind they cross the sea's huge gulfs,
    shrouded in mist and cloud—no fear in the world of foundering,
    fatal shipwreck.
    True, there's an old tale I heard
    my father telling once.†   (source)
  • …offer up
    to the gods and keep the feasters' table groaning.
    On the seventh we launched out from the plains of Crete
    with a stiff North Wind fair astern—smooth sailing,
    aye, like coasting on downstream ….
    And not one craft in our squadron foundered;
    all shipshape, and all hands sound, we sat back
    while the wind and helmsmen kept us true on course.
    Five days out and we raised the great river Nile
    and there in the Nile delta moored our ships of war.
    God knows I ordered my trusty…†   (source)
  • I see ships foundering at sea, I behold on deck and below deck the terrible tableaus.†   (source)
  • We are liege subjects of the catholic chivalry of Europe that foundered at Trafalgar and of the empire of the spirit, not an imperium, that went under with the Athenian fleets at Aegospotami.†   (source)
  • …I know not,) spectral in mist of a wreck at sea, Of certain ships, how they sail from port with flying streamers and wafted kisses, and that is the last of them, Of the solemn and murky mystery about the fate of the President, Of the flower of the marine science of fifty generations founder'd off the Northeast coast and going down—of the steamship Arctic going down, Of the veil'd tableau-women gather'd together on deck, pale, heroic, waiting the moment that draws so close—O the moment!†   (source)
  • On the 16th, he was parted from us by a storm; I heard since my return, that his ship foundered, and none escaped but one cabin boy.†   (source)
  • As I hope For quiet days, fair issue, and long life, With such love as 'tis now, the murkiest den, The most opportune place, the strong'st suggestion Our worser genius can, shall never melt Mine honour into lust, to take away The edge of that day's celebration, When I shall think, or Phoebus' steeds are founder'd, Or Night kept chain'd below.†   (source)
  • While he was proving this a priori, the ship foundered; all perished except Pangloss, Candide, and that brutal sailor who had drowned the good Anabaptist.†   (source)
  • I have speeded hither with the very extremest inch of possibility; I have foundered nine score and odd posts: and here, travel-tainted as I am, have, in my pure and immaculate valour, taken Sir John Colevile of the dale, a most furious knight and valorous enemy.†   (source)
  • The sea went mountains high: I could see nothing but distress around us; two ships had cut their masts on board, and another was foundered; two more that had lost their anchors, were forced out to the mercy of the ocean; and to save our lives we were forced to cut our foremast and mainmast quite away.†   (source)
  • That fury stayed— Quenched in a boggy Syrtis, neither sea, Nor good dry land—nigh foundered, on he fares, Treading the crude consistence, half on foot, Half flying; behoves him now both oar and sail.†   (source)
  • For, as thou seest thyself, our ship of State, Sore buffeted, can no more lift her head, Foundered beneath a weltering surge of blood.†   (source)
  • All our pumping had been in vain, and vain had all our attempts been, had they not come to our ship's side, and our men cast them a rope over the stern with a buoy to it, which after great labour they got hold of, and we hauling them up to us got into their boat, and left our ship which we perceived sink within less than a quarter of an hour; and thus I learned what was meant by _foundering at sea.†   (source)
  • Some were condensing air into a dry tangible substance, by extracting the nitre, and letting the aqueous or fluid particles percolate; others softening marble, for pillows and pin-cushions; others petrifying the hoofs of a living horse, to preserve them from foundering.†   (source)
  • Him, haply slumbering on the Norway foam, The pilot of some small night-foundered skiff, Deeming some island, oft, as seamen tell, With fixed anchor in his scaly rind, Moors by his side under the lee, while night Invests the sea, and wished morn delays.†   (source)
  • …animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey.†   (source)
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  • The Carraways are something of a clan, and we have a tradition that we're descended from the Dukes of Buccleuch, but the actual founder of my line was my grandfather's brother, who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War, and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today.   (source)
    founder = fail; or sink
  • We needed to visit the mausoleum of our founder and great leader Mohammad Ali Jinnah.†   (source)
  • In addition she was the daughter of Captain Norval Chase who will be long remembered by this town, and granddaughter of Benjamin Chase, founder of Chase Industries which put up the Button Factory and others.†   (source)
  • Russell Pickett, the controversial CEO and founder of Pickett Engineering, wasn't home when a search warrant was served by the Indianapolis police Friday morning, and he hasn't been home since.†   (source)
  • He is considered the founder of the Zhou Dynasty, which overthrew the corrupt Shang Dynasty.†   (source)
  • Vince had become the famous founder of the meshnet that had saved untold lives, helping maintain order when everything else had failed.†   (source)
  • It blinked at me silently as I crossed the enormous cathedral-like room, which was a perfect re-creation of the office of the Tyrell Corporation's founder, Eldon Tyrell.†   (source)
  • The Pondicherry Zoo was the source of some pleasure and many headaches for Mr. San tosh Patel, founder, owner, director, head of a staff of fiftythree, and my father.†   (source)
  • Fortunately, Dagobert's son, Sigisbert, secretly escaped the attack and carried on the lineage, which later included Godefroi de Bouillon—founder of the Priory of Sion.†   (source)
  • We'd previously honored Marian Wright Edelman, the heroic civil rights lawyer and founder of the Children's Defense Fund.†   (source)
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  • The sword had once belonged to Godric Gryffindor, founder of Harry's House.†   (source)
  • He's the founder of the Institute, the reason we're all here.†   (source)
  • James Oglethorpe, the founder of Georgia, had been responsible for them, she said.†   (source)
  • The quote was from Ted Turner, the billionaire media mogul, founder of CNN, who had been lamenting his inability to snatch up the CBS network in a corporate megadeal.†   (source)
  • " The geezer's wife, Eleanor Causwell, an original founder of the League, frowns.†   (source)
  • Thank Heavens for Hurd's Church; that was the unfortunate name of the nondenominational church at Gravesend Academy—it was named after the academy's founder, that childless Puritan, the Rev. Emery Hurd himself.†   (source)
  • The great expanses of wall space were opaque with canvas, portraits in oil of deceased headmasters, a founder or two, forgotten leaders of the faculty...†   (source)
  • It was this man that Okonkwo threw in a fight which the old men agreed was one of the fiercest since the founder of their town engaged a spirit of the wild for seven days and seven nights.†   (source)
  • And so was the founder of the Daily Gleaner [Jamaica's major newspaper].†   (source)
  • If the issue of consent isn't addressed, Robert Weir, founder of the biomedical ethics center at the University of Iowa, sees only one outcome: "Patients turn to law as a last resort when they don't see their participation being acknowledged."†   (source)
  • In 1968, Wallerstein went to work for McDonald's, but try as he might, he couldn't convince Ray Kroc, the company's founder, to try supersizing.†   (source)
  • In 1992, Men's Journal assigned me to write an article about riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle from New York to San Francisco in the company of Jann Wenner-the legendary, exceedingly rich publisher of Rolling Stone, Men's journal, and Us-and several of his wealthy friends, including Rocky Hill, Pittman's brother and her husband, Bob Pittman, the co -founder of MTV.†   (source)
  • She'd be too intimidated, and probably embarrassed—my family is impure, tainted by Marcia's husband's defection and, of course, by my mother, and Mr. Doveney is the president and founder of the Portland chapter of the DFA, Deliria-Free America.†   (source)
  • The hammer and stars are inlaid into Tronjheim's floor because it was the personal crest of Korgan, our founder.†   (source)
  • The new minister introduces her as "the original founder of our church."†   (source)
  • I was not afraid the Aurora would founder, but the pirate ship.†   (source)
  • Two were b. autiful racing yachts that were used only twice a year to wm the Founder's Regatta and the Covenant Criterium.†   (source)
  • Its founder, Bill James, has a World Series ring from his work with the 2004 Boston Red Sox.†   (source)
  • He identified himself as the founder of Warner Glass.†   (source)
  • Mr. George L. Carter, the founder of Coalwood, came in on the back of a mule in 1887, finding nothing but wilderness and, after he dug a little, one of the richest seams of bituminous coal in the world.†   (source)
  • Rife contributed $500 to the Highlands Church of the Baptism by Fire, Reverend Wayne Bedford, head minister; $2,500 to the Pentecostal Youth League of Bayside, Reverend Wayne Bedford, president; $150,000 to the Pentecostal Church of the New Trinity, Reverend Wayne Bedford, founder and patriarch; $2.†   (source)
  • "Our food was exactly the same as McDonald's," the founder of a rival chain later admitted.†   (source)
  • Most people who lived here considered him the founder of Shadbagh-e-Nau, and Adel knew that the town elders had offered to name the town after Baba jan but he had declined the honor.†   (source)
  • The boat, one of three identical vessels belonging to the River Company of the Caribbean, had been renamed in honor of the founder: Pius V Loayza.†   (source)
  • They were as good as lost forever, it seemed to Ishmael, and no one knew the truth of the matter: that on the night Carl Heine had drowned, stopping his watch at 1:47, a freighter plowed through Ship Channel Bank at 1:42—just five minutes earlier—no doubt throwing before it a wall of water big enough to founder a small gill-netting boat and toss even a big man overboard.†   (source)
  • Even during his lifetime he was considered somewhat enigmatic, and fairly soon after his death he was held to be the founder of any number of different philosophical schools of thought.†   (source)
  • It's true I'm the founder of the company, and his boss.†   (source)
  • I am, and our line goes back, in the Hollow, to Richard Hawkins, the founder—and through him to Ann.†   (source)
  • Good, yes, but Otrera is the founder of the Amazons.†   (source)
  • It was that of Imam Reza, the Shiite founder.†   (source)
  • They were led by Andimba Toivo ja Toivo, a founder of SWAPO and a formidable freedom fighter.†   (source)
  • The voice belonged to Luma Mufleh, the thirty-one-year-old founder and volunteer coach of the Fugees.†   (source)
  • If we dont founder on deermeat I'm a chinaman.†   (source)
  • It is worth remembering that Adam Smith, the founder of classical economics, was first and foremost a philosopher.†   (source)
  • "You'll founder.†   (source)
  • "If anyone was the founder of the modern human-rights movement," The Economist has observed, "it was Clarkson.†   (source)
  • After strong urging from Santa Anita founder Doc Strub, he agreed to enter War Admiral in the 1938 hundred-grander, Seabiscuit's career objective.†   (source)
  • —Colonel Charlie A. Beckwith, U.S. ARMY DELTA FORCE FOUNDER   (source)
  • Their founder, William Miller, had been an Army officer in the War of 1812, but the killing he witnessed caused him to become a skeptic.†   (source)
  • I've gone on to publish half a dozen novels or so, my wife has published one (Small World) and is hard at work on an even better one, and the fellow she was going with back then, David Ly-ons, has developed into a fine poet and the founder of Lynx Press in Massachusetts.†   (source)
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