We'll need pens, glue, and some paper.
Be sure to print the letter on good paper.
He scribbled the number on a scrap of paper.
a crumpled piece of paper
The border guards asked to see my papers.
They published a landmark paper in 1995.
The teacher was busy grading papers.
She did well on her history paper. Adjective
Their accounts showed lots of paper profits, but they went bankrupt anyway.
there's a paper boycott of that company's products that nobody seems to be honoring See More
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At its peak, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes a billionaire on paper.
Rachel Metz, CNN, 18 Nov. 2022 Chipmaker Qualcomm is developing an Arm processor for laptops that, on paper at least, beats all comers, including Apple's M2 and anything Intel and AMD can come up with.
Mike Feibus, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2022 On paper, the Paramount+ show is about former Mafia capo Dwight Manfredi, who’s sent to live in Tulsa, Okla., after serving 25 years in prison.
Emily Longeretta, Variety, 18 Nov. 2022 If all games were played on paper, there never would be an upset.
Ryan Black, The Courier-Journal, 18 Nov. 2022 On paper, the Twingo posts some leisurely acceleration times.
Brendan Mcaleer, Car and Driver, 17 Nov. 2022 But their ability to match teams bucket-for-bucket still keeps them in games most nights against teams with more talent on paper.
Dustin Dopirak, The Indianapolis Star, 16 Nov. 2022 Are the Bengals meeting the expectations of a top-10 offense on paper?
Mohammad Ahmad, cleveland, 16 Nov. 2022 Kids can program Artie to draw different designs, and Artie will bring those creations to life on paper.
Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, 16 Nov. 2022
Apply peel-and-stick wallpaper to a single wall for a showy accent or go all in and paper the entire room for a bathroom brimming with personality.
Sarah Egge, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Aug. 2022 Behind the bar, two mannequin heads are nestled below the spirit shelf, stickers and notes in different currencies paper the walls, and the ceiling above is covered in Jӓgermeister labels that a bartender-artist began sticking up there one day.
Emma Balter, Chron, 28 July 2022 Images of Hathaway in a beehive hairdo, cat-eye sunglasses, and a Gucci minidress now paper the internet—a near caricature of fabulous stardom.
Jenny Singer, Glamour, 24 May 2022 Orange, purple and yellow cloth circles paper the walls.
Jay Parini, CNN, 7 Aug. 2021 Murphy did not name names and Rylov, who was sitting next to him during the press conference, tried to paper the remark over.
Patrick Smith, NBC News, 5 Aug. 2021 Bad people give away money, if only to paper their badness.
Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 21 July 2021 So, take a pen to paper and write down all your fears and anxieties.
Seventeen Editors, Seventeen, 7 July 2021 Policies and procedures mean little to organizational culture change (and relatedly, profitability) if their only purpose is to paper the file for the lawyers.
Ellevate, Forbes, 15 June 2021
Staples, clips and other non-paper materials must be removed.
Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 26 Aug. 2022 Some theater owners have told customers that certain sizes are available only in those non-paper options.
Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, 31 May 2022 During 2020's surges, Kate O'Neill, a professor in the department of environmental science, policy and management at UC Berkeley, explained to CNN how non-paper condiment packets are nearly impossible to recycle.
Wyatte Grantham-philips, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2021 That means choosing cards without any non-paper embellishments like foil or ribbon.
Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 24 Nov. 2020 See More
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Middle English papir, from Anglo-French, from Latin papyrus papyrus, paper, from Greek papyros papyrus