- "No, it foundered," she said.Chapters 42-43 (95% in)
- When he finally found a clearing, he wouldn't leave it, and Pickles Gap came into being, mainly attracting travelers like its founder, which is to say people too weak-willed to be able to negotiate a few hundred miles of mesquite thicket without losing their nerve.Chapters 1-2 (4% in)
- "You'll founder.Chapters 48-49 (69% in)
There are no more uses of "founder" in Lonesome Dove.
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