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  1. flailingnoun

    A flailing action or motion.

    The drowning man's flailings soon attracted the lifeguard's attention.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flailing in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flailing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of flailing in a Sentence

  1. Colleen Scarlett-Stice:

    What you did today truly hurt someone, and you should be ashamed. you didn’t see that he doesn’t understand that flailing, kicking, and trying to hurl himself backward makes it incredibly difficult, painful, and exhausting to carry him.

  2. Rami Khouri:

    They are really worried, frenzied and flailing around and it's very dangerous. Right now they are acting in a dangerous and reckless way, what they are doing probably alienates Lebanon more from them... (and) strengthens Iranian links, strengthens Hezbollah. Hezbollah is essential to the defense of the country today.

  3. Ronna Romney:

    Joe Biden promised unity but has instead demonized and smeared Americans, while making life more expensive for all, while Republicans remain focused on the issues that matter most to voters, Joe Biden and Democrats are flailing in the final days, because they have lost touch with the concerns of families struggling to get by.

  4. Chris Pine:

    Jay Singletary, for all of his complete inadequacies as a human being and his flailing about, is really... Jay Singletary's just funny, jay Singletary's just kind of ridiculous and tragic. So a lot of the times, [ work involved ] just making Patty laugh and that's kind of what I like to do.

  5. Timothy Zahn:

    Concentration, focus, long-term thinking—those are the qualities that separate a warrior from a mere flailing fighter.”

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