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But after a skirmish or two, what with the roads and what with the enemy, our horses were foundered and useless.

It was the second submarine I saw on the night she foundered.

And yet, is it not taking to the raft before the ship has foundered?

There she lay for two or three minutes before she foundered.

The other was more fortunate, and got clear just before we foundered.

Yet when the Gaston de Paris foundered only three souls were saved.

Upon that rock he had foundered as a mere boy, and no argument had ever been able to reconvince him.

He walked with a limp, stiff and stoved in his joints as a foundered horse.

The Griffin had foundered, when but a few days out from Green Bay.

She foundered, after you were on your beam ends and lost your sticks.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French fondrer "collapse; submerge, sink, fall to the bottom," from fond "bottom," from Latin fundus "bottom, foundation" (see fund (n.)). Related: Foundered; foundering.

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