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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sputter.


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  • As our economy sputters from the economic meltdown, we need to invest in the next generation by preparing them to be lifelong learners who are eager to design solutions for complex problems of the day.

    Michael Levine: Make Teaching Creativity More Than Just a Song and Dance (VIDEO)

  • After rain sputters to an end and there is nothing but pulse — after venous smells fill the room like a gun firing.

    Wednesday Shout Out : Rigoberto González : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • When the economy sputters from the burdens of the tax cuts, war spending, corporate welfare and the baby boomers retiring, it is not going to be the top of the food chain who will need help.


  • I’ll just stare at the comment and my brain sputters, trying to object but just bumping up against the enormity of the proscription’s idiocy.

    2009 February « Motivated Grammar

  • We see the end of the Era of Fossil Fuels and the shorter-term sputters of that dying system.

    mjh's blog — 2007 — April

  • Mobile gaming will continue to flourish in years to come, spurring game market growth, while traditional dedicated home console and handheld growth "sputters," supply chain analysts at iSuppli said this week.

    Gamasutra Feature Articles

  • But yet people do that in MLM and think nothing of it … and when they want to take their business up to the PowerZone Level of performance, it just kind of sputters and never takes off.

    American Chronicle

  • Later Culture books while quite good, are not as awesome as those first three and the last one Matter which started extremely promising, kind of sputters a bit in the last third though it has a great "Banksian" ending and it offers some glimpses of the awesomeness it could have been when the most interesting character of the novel who sadly appears in only one chapter, discusses the title topic "matter" with one of the three main POV characters.

    Iain M. Banks Returns to the Culture Universe in October 2010!

  • With a few stops and sputters, German fashion has since picked up speed and garnered attention for its practical, minimalist designs propelled by industrious business acumen.

    The Quiet Rise of Berlin Fashion

  • Suddenly, there is a screech as a grainy image of the dressing room sputters into life on the screen at the back of the stage.

    Tinie Tempah – review


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