Complete Works of Virginia Woolf: The Voyage Out
It was burst impulsively open, and Mrs. Dalloway stood in the room leaving the door open, so that a strip of the white deck and of the blue sea appeared through the opening.
"She's so - so - well, so like a tight plait," Rachel floundered.
1. acting or coming in short bursts;
2. someone who is impulsive tends to do things without thinking about what will happen as a result;
1. to struggle to know what to say or do or how to continue with sth;