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  1. flailing(Noun)

    A flailing action or motion.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Hoffer:

    Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one's balance and keep afloat.

  2. Timothy Zahn:

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

  3. Rami Khouri:

    The Saudis have many fine qualities but statecraft and diplomacy is not one of their skills, they are really worried, frenzied and flailing around and it's very dangerous. Right now they are acting in a dangerous and reckless way.

  4. 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.

  5. Mike Pompeo:

    We can now see the fix was in for President Obama and Secretary Clinton to make sure that Bernie Sanders would never be elected. That's embarrassing to many Democrats, so they're flailing about trying to find separate storyline to deflect from the true substance of what was in those emails.

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