It was bad enough to see the whole boat-load struggling, floundering
, sinking in the sea; for selfish eyes (and which of us is all unselfish at such a time?
When the ship rolled to starboard the whole platoon of dancers came charging down to starboard with it, and brought up in mass at the rail; and when it rolled to port they went floundering
down to port with the same unanimity of sentiment.
shouted the Bretons to Porthos, who was floundering
as in a dream.
knee-deep in mud pushed the guns and wagons themselves.
William showed such visible signs of floundering
that Katharine collected herself and asked:
Suddenly a chicken came floundering
, half flying, half running into the space, pursued by a third woman whose age could hardly be under eighty.
The only chance is that, since the best thing won't always do, floundering
may answer for once.
When I had reached these, and walked over the moist, slippery sea-weed (at the risk of floundering
into one of the numerous pools of clear, salt water that lay between them), to a little mossy promontory with the sea splashing round it, I looked back again to see who next was stirring.