He quickened his step and his breath came in spurts as he gingerly climbed the stairs toward their rooms.
Cynthia Byrne explained, in nervous little spurts, how she had heard the news of her husband's disappearance.
Babies sleep a lot, but only in short spurts.
Some of this has to do with the growth spurts he is experiencing.
She slept fitfully between her busy thoughts, sheer exhaustion claiming her in spurts.