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Definition of Flounder

  • A flatfish of the family Pleuronectidæ, of many species.
  • A tool used in crimping boot fronts.
  • To fling the limbs and body, as in making efforts to move; to struggle, as a horse in the mire, or as a fish on land; to roll, toss, and tumble; to flounce.
  • The act of floundering.
  • any of various European and non-European marine flatfish
  • flesh of any of various American and European flatfish
  • walk with great difficulty
  • behave awkwardly; have difficulties

How to use flounder in a sentence. Flounder pronunciation.

He begins to flounder now.
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Thus, the flounder and his congeners, the turbot, the plaice, the sole, etc.
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E EAGLE, recognition of individuals by, 76. EAR, Dyticus, 30; corydalis, 30; grasshopper's, 31; Tabanus, 34. EARWIG, method of incubation practised by, 105; care of young by, 105; M. Geer's experiment with, 105; love of offspring in, 106; author's experiments in testing parental affection in the, 136. ECITON HAMATA, ants of the same species rescue an imprisoned, 100; Belt's experiments in testing the sympathy of, 101. ELEPHANT, abstract ideation in the, 217; Conklin's testimony as to abstract ideation in, 218; mud used to stop bullet holes by, 220; a branch of a bush used as a fan by, 221. EPIPONE SPINIPES, method of supplying larva with fresh food used by, 104; differentiation in the amount of food for male and female grub, 104. ETIOLATION, definition of, 184, 185. EUPLOCINÆ, length of life in tropical, 137. EYE, flounder's, 9; plaice's, 9; sole's, 9; mole's, 10; fresh-water _Cymothoe's_, 13; OEquorea's, 15; sea-urchin's, 16; oyster's, 17; _Alciope's_, 17; snail's, 19; crayfish's, 21; _Gyrinus'_, 23; _Periophthalmus'_, 25; _Onchidium's_, 26; calotis', 27.
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F FISH, phosphorescent and pigmented, 13; parental affection in, 138; sense of direction in, 200. FLEA, memory in the, 86; dancing and military evolutions by, 86; method of educating the, 87. FLOUNDER, the origin of unilateral eyes in, 9. FORMICA FUSCA, sympathy in, 100; species of _Podura_ domesticated by, 126. FORMICA RUFA, sympathy evinced by, 102. FORMICA RUFESCENS, pet beetles in the nest of, 126. FORMICA SANGUINEA, slave-making habit in, 155; sympathy evinced by, 102; Lubbock's observations of a sick, 102. FROG, tinctumutation in the, 182; chromatophores of, 182; Heincke's observations, 183; location of color-changing sense in, 190.
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But even as they looked, the pair struck the water and began to flounder through.
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He crippled the rabbit, which started to flounder up the slope.
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But this did not satisfy Miss Warren, who, with apparent innocence, questioned the two men until Papa La Branche began to bog and flounder in his explanations.
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As I gazed upon the eddies of the whirlpool, I thought within myself how soon human life would become extinct there; a plunge, a convulsive flounder, and all would be over.
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If any offered to hide himself amongst the thickest of the vines, he laid him squat as a flounder, bruised the ridge of his back, and dashed his reins like a dog.
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If those who know why and how neglect to act, those who do not know will act, and the world will continue to flounder.
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One flounders and blunders along.
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A string of bait, consisting mainly of flounders and sculpins, was tied into each trap.
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Sculpins, flounders, in fact almost any kind of fish, can be used.
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Some dry-goods-no, a young lady flounders along toward the shore!
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Yet even this short distance seemed more than I could now swim, for, with my clothes on and my jacket buttoned over me, my arms were not free enough to let me swim with any ease, and I began to despair and to flounder about in such eagerness to reach the boat, that I sank twice under the waves and got my mouth filled with the briny water.
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In front of her sister's cradle, she usually stops, consumed with shyness; she draws back into her cell, flounders among the shreds of the cocoon and the wreckage of the ruined ceiling; she waits a day, two days, three days, more if necessary.
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The giantess, as soon as stung, kicks furiously, flounders about, falls on her side and is unable to get up again.
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When he ceases to think of himself, he loses his bearings, flounders in a quagmire of unprofitable heroism which benefits no one, and generally behaves like a fool.
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EYE, flounder's, 9; plaice's, 9; sole's, 9; mole's, 10; fresh-water _Cymothoe's_, 13; OEquorea's, 15; sea-urchin's, 16; oyster's, 17; _Alciope's_, 17; snail's, 19; crayfish's, 21; _Gyrinus'_, 23; _Periophthalmus'_, 25; _Onchidium's_, 26; calotis', 27.
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FLOUNDER, the origin of unilateral eyes in, 9.
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Examples of Flounder

Example #1
Conscious of the mental alarm which Hugh Johnstone could not altogether conceal, Major Hawke had simply bowed, in his grand manner, when the host presented his guest to Mademoiselle Delande.
Example #2
And the Anglo-Indian renegade gazed admiringly at the thousand and one adjuncts of a blended English comfort and Indian luxury.
Example #3
One of the immutable laws of nature declares that animals which are placed in new surroundings, not fatal to life, undergo certain changes and modifications in their anatomical and physiological structures to meet the exigencies demanded by such a modification of surroundings.
Example #4
The subject is, withal, so very interesting that it calls for a close and minute investigation.
Example #5
F FISH, phosphorescent and pigmented, 13; parental affection in, 138; sense of direction in, 200. FLEA, memory in the, 86; dancing and military evolutions by, 86; method of educating the, 87. FLOUNDER, the origin of unilateral eyes in, 9. FORMICA FUSCA, sympathy in, 100; species of _Podura_ domesticated by, 126. FORMICA RUFA, sympathy evinced by, 102. FORMICA RUFESCENS, pet beetles in the nest of, 126. FORMICA SANGUINEA, slave-making habit in, 155; sympathy evinced by, 102; Lubbock's observations of a sick, 102. FROG, tinctumutation in the, 182; chromatophores of, 182; Heincke's observations, 183; location of color-changing sense in, 190.
Example #6
DYTICUS MARGINALIS, auditory rods of, 30; death-feigning in a fresh-water annelid when approached by, 204.