Antonyms for flailing

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Desperately he tried to struggle loose, flailing with his legs—but useless.

He struggled, blind with fury, flailing his arms and kicking.

His cane had ceased its flailing; the crowd had partially ceased its uproar.

For these were the blocks that had formed the body of the monster of the hollow, its flailing arms.

I thought I saw Norhala floating, clothed in shouting, flailing fires.

Their flailing arms coiled back, withdrew into their bodies.

He drove them to the sidewalk, flailing away at those within reach.

They were both rolling on the ground, flailing out at each other.

He himself was flailing with his quirt, and the buckskin grunted at every strike.

Hardly fallen—floated down to the ground, with flailing arms and legs, landing in the dark ferns, unharmed.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FLAILING

threshing

nounact of removing grain or seeds from hulls or husks
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