Example sentences for: pencil

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

  • 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").

  • Walking through Smith's fantasy world of black steel, I found myself drawn to some of his softer, more tentative objects, like the handmade plaster web called Wingbone (from his daughter Kiki's collection) or a pencil sketch of confused sperm, tangled up (in a traffic jam?)

  • It is exactly that: a few smudged traces of pencil on an elaborately matted and framed piece of paper.

  • I thought this was funny, but then again when I was reading these books in public places in preparation for our chat I would make sure to have a notebook and pencil and even my laptop handy, to make clear to the utterly indifferent world that I was working , which probably made me look even sillier.

  • For they sent Johns a dream, in which he saw himself painting an American flag, and the result was the work with which his name will always be associated, an image he would produce many renderings of--white flags, flags on orange backgrounds, flags with (by mistake) 64 stars, flags drawn in pencil and graphite wash, flags in superimposed triplicate.


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