Example sentences for: pencil

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

  • Some of these drawings, in precise pencil with hints of color, have a diagrammatic quality that seems oddly evocative of Saul Steinberg's work; indeed, divorced from context, some might at first be mistaken as whimsical.

  • And it is only with a great effort of will that I now refrain from referring you to my new favorite publication, Beer Frame: The Journal of Inconspicuous Consumption , and its article on the superiority of the Hydrox to the Oreo, its salute to products with "edible spokescharacters" like the Pillsbury Doughboy, Charlie the Tuna, and Slim Jim, and finally its definitive history of the styptic pencil ("styptic," proclaims the editors, "is such an excellent word").

  • Then, bursting into the doors, they thrust the heads into their laps, ordering them to make a copy of them in pencil.

  • When he was bent over the counter with the pencil in his hand, she studied his coarse features and wondered if he'd ever done anything with his life besides be a baker.

  • If she wants to write a sketch of her pencil box, I for one will gladly read it.

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