in pencil


: by using a pencil
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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The show does contain a few paintings, but its primary focus is on O’Keeffe’s watercolors, her pastels, and her drawings in pencil and charcoal. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 Computations marked in pencil on the walls scaled up the cost of entry by increments of $1.50, the price of a single ticket. Vince Guerrieri, Smithsonian Magazine, 30 Mar. 2023 Around 120 animators from around the world collaborated on the animation, which was drawn first in pencil and then inked over and hand-painted. Emily Zemler, Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2023 Hall sketched it in pencil before architects at Florence, Italy’s Studio 63 rendered it to be produced on-site. Caitlin Kelly Ella Riley-adams Megan O’sullivan Arden Fanning Andrews Angela Koh Zoe Ruffner, New York Times, 9 Feb. 2023 The painting, which was sold with a certificate, is signed in pencil by Charles with the year marked 2001. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 27 Dec. 2022 The letters are short, to the point, printed neatly in pencil. Ellen Bartlett,, 9 Dec. 2022 Twenty years later, Montgomery’s school district lines were worked and re-worked, as if drawn in pencil—families, black and white, shuffled their children to and from the city’s predominantly Black and predominantly white schools. Roy S. Johnson |, al, 18 Apr. 2022 In our August 1, 1956, issue, National Review published the text of a letter written by Ukrainian political prisoners, in pencil on cloth, that had been smuggled out of a Soviet concentration camp. Peter J. Travers, National Review, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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“In pencil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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