As his story moves into the present day, it starts to sputter.
They continue to sputter up and down, without fully recovering.
And racial divisions may become worse if the economy continues to sputter.
If the only policy tool you allow yourself to use is tax credits, your reform agenda will sputter into ineffectuality.
Here's one graf: The Woodward reporting has caused the White House spin machine to sputter at a crucial time.
It shook the cab as it resumed its revolving with a sputter and a cough in the muffler.
He switched on the electric current, and the apparatus began to sputter.
There was a sputter and a cloud of steam, Greaser lazily swore in Mexican; he got up to move the stew-pot and dropped the lasso.
Debby marching down the hill, continued to sputter about the lost weeklies.
In the dead silence that ensued within the room the sputter of hoofs without broke harshly on the ear.