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flounder
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
she floundered
Definition
to have difficulty — such as to not know what to do or to move awkwardly on unsure footing
  • Big brutes of oceangoing steamers floundering along in the dark, lowing out like seacows.
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (89% in)
  • Possibly he had tried to find out the secret for himself, floundering up and down the antipodes and all that sort of thing and over and under, well, not exactly under, tempting the fates.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (33% in)

There are no more uses of "flounder" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Her hub fifty odd and a methodist but takes the sacrament and is to be seen any fair sabbath with a pair of his boys off Bullock harbour dapping on the sound with a heavybraked reel or in a punt he has trailing for flounder and pollock and catches a fine bag, I hear.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (32% in)
  • A pleasant land it is in sooth of murmuring waters, fishful streams where sport the gurnard, the plaice, the roach, the halibut, the gibbed haddock, the grilse, the dab, the brill, the flounder, the pollock, the mixed coarse fish generally and other denizens of the aqueous kingdom too numerous to be enumerated.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (4% in)

There are no more uses of "flounder" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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