Example sentences for: sputtering

How can you use “sputtering” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The Wall Street Journal reports that according to the latest Labor Dept. figures, the economy last month suffered the biggest loss of factory jobs in 16 years, a clear sign, says the paper, that the manufacturing sector is sputtering.

  • It was, one realized, a scene of gravity, even of mourning: Here were today's analysts, at a time when psychoanalysis seems to be sputtering to an undignified end, done in by managed health care, psychopharmacology, and the intellectual vindication of behavioral psychologists by modern trends in genetics.

  • On two occasions, the picture takes off into cinematic flights that leave The Fifth Element (which cost about 50 times as much) sputtering on the launch pad.

  • Janet McTeer's Broadway performance in Ibsen's A Doll's House , on the other hand, has been both widely honored and roundly reviled--she won the Tony for best actress last Sunday, but among the reviews were several sputtering fulminations.

  • Prudie is so busy sputtering she hopes she can type!


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