• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Founderous Difficult to travel; likely to trip one up; as, a founderous road.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Avery Laser Labels are named after company founder R. Stanton Avery
    • founderous Causing to founder, go lame, or be disabled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Bank of America was originally called the Bank of Italy until the founder, Amedeo Giannini, changed the name in 1930
    • adj Founderous causing to founder
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  • Daniel Webster
    “When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”
  • Basil Bunting
    Basil Bunting
    “But their determination to banish fools foundered ultimately in the installation of absolute idiots.”
  • R. Buckminster Fuller
    “The pyramids, attached with age, have forgotten the names of their founders.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. fondrer, to fall in, fond, bottom—L. fundus, bottom.


In literature:

The founders of the new congregation invited him to deliver the opening sermon on the 16th.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The proceeds of this tax shall be applied to the payment of men to guard the frontier in the interest of iron-founders.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
Horses with weak feet are predisposed to Founder, but it may also occur in strong-footed animals.
"The Veterinarian" by Chas. J. Korinek
Armstrong, Gen. Samuel C., founder of Hampton Institute, x, 198.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
Dr. Fell also introduced a skilled letter-founder from Holland.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
There is also a branch of the sect in Gujarat, where the founder is known as Meheraj Thakur.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
These new statutes mark a distinct advance in the Founder's ideal of College life.
"Life in the Medieval University" by Robert S. Rait
A new danger threatened the schooner; she might founder before we could gain a harbour, even if she escaped shipwreck.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
Some suppose that Jamshid was the founder of the city.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
She might have foundered for all you cared.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
His host, John Gournay, who was born in 1655, was the founder of the family, who have since become known for their wealth and liberality.
"John Deane of Nottingham" by W.H.G. Kingston
So we find founders, congestive colics, and staggers more frequent in summer than in winter.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
There are those who say she was the real founder of the House of Rothschild.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Carstens ranks as the founder of the later school of German historical painting.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
He was the founder of the dynasty known as the Chalukyas of Kalyani.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Angela Merici, founder in education.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
He was one of the founders of the Press Association, and during one year occupied the position of President.
"The Canadian Portrait Gallery - Volume 3 (of 4)" by John Charles Dent
Adin Ballou, the founder, was a relative of the Rev.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
DIDO, or ELISSA, the reputed founder of Carthage.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
Froebel was not the founder of infant schools.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various

In poetry:

But sweeter far for thee a restless tomb
In the blue cavern of an echoing deep,
Or where the tall ships founder in the gloom
Against the rocks of some wave-shattered steep.
"The Grave Of Shelley" by Oscar Wilde
But should my ship, grown leaky all around her,
Fill with the flood beyond the power to save;
Should she amidst the mighty uproar, founder,
And leave me to the fury of the wave;
"To Hope" by Thomas Odiorne
The blind ship came forgotten home
To all but one of these
Of whom none dared to climb aboard her:
And by and by the breeze
Sprang to a storm and the "Alice Jean"
Foundered in frothy seas.
"The "Alice Jean"" by Robert Graves
Then, as its incandescent bulk
Sank slowly, like the foundering hulk
Of some lone burning ship at sea,
His life set with it--bright as brief--
In that invincible belief
Of Man's august supremacy.
"Perfect Union" by Mathilde Blind
Not vainly the gift of its founder was made;
Not prayerless the stones of its corner were laid
The blessing of Him whom in secret they sought
Has owned the good work which the fathers have wrought.
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The BALLYSHANNON foundered off the coast of Cariboo,
And down in fathoms many went the captain and the crew;
Down went the owners - greedy men whom hope of gain allured:
Oh, dry the starting tear, for they were heavily insured.
"Etiquette" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner explains how he and founder Reid Hoffman split responsibilities at the company.
George Soros, founder of Soros Fund Management LLC.
) talk with AOL co-founder Steve Case before a news conference introducing Startup Act 2.0.
The charismatic founder of the world's largest genome center on short-term economic challenges and the long-term mission.
Leigh Wilkerson — poet, beekeeper, nurse, publisher and founder of the Dig In.
Leigh Wilkerson — poet, beekeeper , nurse, publisher and founder of the Dig In.
Jim Koch, founder of The Boston Beer Co.
He became a Catholic priest and was a founder of the Independent Smallholders Party.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Tthe craft beer scene is exploding in West Michigan and one of the hottest spots to find out why is Founders Brewery in Grand Rapids.
Philippe Kahn, founder of Borland, Starfish Software, LightSurf Technologies and most recently FullPower Technologies/MotionX, touts his invention of the camera phone in a Best Buy Super Bowl ad.
If you haven't seen it yet, one of the co-founders of the website AwkwardFamilyPhotos posted a video of his grandparents giving marriage advice and they bicker through about half of it.
The Bogleheads® are a group of investors who follow the investing philosophy of John C Bogle , the founder of The Vanguard Group.
Things have a way of coming full circle for Jack Bogle , founder of mutual-fund leader the Vanguard Group.
Bob Bogle , lead guitarist and co-founder of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band the Ventures, passed away on June 14th, the band's Don Wilson told their native Tacoma, Washington's News Tribune.
Vanguard founder John Bogle .

In science:

The primary focus of this three-telescope facility is to probe the sub-day phase space (see Figure 2). I propose to name this as the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) after the founder of our field.
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
In addition, the interviews make Naur’s publications more easily accessible by giving URL’s for some of his more recent works and by providing detailed references for his earlier works during his amazing 60 year career as a leading founder of computing.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
MSRP is the culmination of anti-formalism through the study of method started by the founders of modern physics and continued by the Vienna Circle.
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
In the 1930s, Vienna Circle founder Otto Neurath criticized Popper’s falsificationism (Neurath[1936]) in a letter dated 4.2.1936 to Karl Popper by stating "Einstein and Planck believed in schools." (modern term for "school" is "research programme").
Adding Methodological Testing to Naur's Anti-formalism
In this consideration, we follow the broad ideas expressed by the founders of the third law rather than their exact words — on many occasions clear statements of the third law were produced much later [9, 10].
Teaching the third law of thermodynamics
Radyushkin - one of the founders of this direction in QCD.
An analytic review of DSPIN-11
Weak-field perturbative methods could be used but these throw little light on the problem of time and inevitably founder on the problem of non-renormalisability.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
In itself, this does not seem so novel: formal quantisation schemes of this type have been considered for many years and inevitably founder on intractable technical problems.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
The theory foundered on this point, however, since galaxies are almost certainly older than superclusters.
Dark Matter and Structure Formation in the Universe
From this point of view the existence of an entropy function is an issue that can, to a large extent, be discussed independently of the second law, as originally formulated by the founders (as given in Section I.A).
The Physics and Mathematics of the Second Law of Thermodynamics
We suspect that the matter of atomism also has suffered because of this, and now it appears that Differential Geometry itself has run across a world of troubles since the assesination of his founder in Sicily two milenia ago.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
Gordon Moore—Co-founder of Intel—made an empirical observation that the number of transistors in a single chip has been growing exponentially with time. (It doubles every 18 to 24 months.) As a consequence, the computing power in a small computer, such as our PC, also grows exponentially with time.
Why Quantum Information Processing
Moore who was one of the influential founders of interval analysis .
Auto-validating von Neumann Rejection Sampling from Small Phylogenetic Tree Spaces
Consider a species σ as the founder of CBP and as a sampled species from a large clade conditioned on the edge (parent(σ), σ) having a fine mark.
Stochastic Models for Phylogenetic Trees on Higher-order Taxa
Now consider the case where (σ ′ , σ) has a family mark, so that the genus of σ is the founder genus in a new family. A daughter genus σ∗ for which the edge (σ, σ∗ ) has a family mark will be in a different family.
Stochastic Models for Phylogenetic Trees on Higher-order Taxa