# How to Use graph paper in a Sentence

## graph paper

• This trio of memo books have 48 pages of graph paper and can fit in a pocket.
Jonathan Bender, NBC News, 10 Dec. 2020
• That’s because a straight line on a sphere is not the same shape as a straight line on a piece of graph paper.
Quanta Magazine, 5 Aug. 2016
• The plot feels like the kind that was elegantly sketched out on graph paper.
Vulture, 24 May 2022
• As a kid Andy sat glued to the Weather Channel, plotting the progress of hurricanes on graph paper.
Jocelyn Rice, Discover Magazine, 12 Sep. 2011
• At this point the reader will notice that the book’s pale brown pages are themselves crosshatched, like graph paper that has been dipped in tea.
Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 12 Mar. 2021
• Before grabbing rolls of yarn and needles from a large box at the front of the classroom, students sketched out the problem on graph paper.
Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Jan. 2020
• His students tap maple trees, build boats and once spray-painted a full-sized whale on the lawn outside the school to scale up a design from graph paper.
Jennifer Brooks, Star Tribune, 29 Aug. 2020
• The tablet of graph paper, green colored with quarter-inch squares used for drafting, sat on the low table before me.
Steve Meyer, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Apr. 2021
• Kestenbaum gave up on the planning tool and used good old fashioned graph paper to design her system.
NBC News, 4 Aug. 2019
• To see how a fluid might travel through this lattice, imagine that each tiny edge on the graph paper is a pipe that is either open or closed.
Kelsey Houston-Edwards, Scientific American, 16 Mar. 2021
• The modeling works like this: The researchers first partition a stretch of imaginary peat into square cells—think of it like a sheet of graph paper.
Matt Simon, Wired, 5 Nov. 2020
• Try using graph paper, and see how different amounts of shaking measure up on your scale.
Ben Finio, Scientific American, 22 Aug. 2019
• Break out a timer and graph paper; observe one nucleation point on a glass and measure the transition time from two to three bubble patterns.
Elsbeth Sites, Discover Magazine, 7 Jan. 2014
• Start, for example, with a piece of graph paper with its grid of perpendicular lines.
Quanta Magazine, 7 June 2021
• In fact, pen and graph paper sketches are entirely sufficient at this step.
Mohan Giridharadas & Sanjeev Agrawal, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021
• And on March 7, Lambert posted a photo of graphing paper, which the source says Felker uses to write lyrics, and Modelo, his favorite beer.
Nick Maslow, PEOPLE.com, 30 Apr. 2018
• Most pieces start out as rough sketches on paper, which are then transfered onto graph paper or computer models to plan out the basic shape and size of the animal.
Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Aug. 2020
• Close up, arrays of microshutters resemble graph paper, with each cell functioning as a lens cover that can be opened or closed.
Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021
• Each morning, Alberghine would go through the Wall Street Journal and then climb on sofas and chairs in the firm’s library to update various figures on graph paper hanging from the ceiling and taped to the walls.
Gregory Zuckerman, Quartz, 6 Nov. 2019
• Each label is attached to graph paper and placed into one of nine large three-ring binder notebooks, alphabetically ordered by the first letter of the brand name.
Fernando Alfonso Iii, CNN, 22 Feb. 2020
• Inside, Thomas Pynchon—early thirties, awkward, with a Zappa ’stache—scribbles on reams of graph paper.
John Semley, WIRED, 16 Feb. 2023
• Inspired by a photo of a repurposed greenhouse on Pinterest, the couple designed the structure by drawing it on graph paper and then laying it out on the lawn like the pattern pieces of a sewing project.
Los Angeles Times, 29 Apr. 2021
• Amid beach balls, books, glittery pineapples and graph paper, about a dozen rising fourth-graders spent much of their summer together on the second floor of Bush Elementary.
Dallas News, 7 July 2022
• After 50 hours of penciling and erasing on ever larger sheets of graph paper, Yesley inked the final drawing on sewing tracing paper and turned it over to Weinberg.
Steve Maas, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Sep. 2022
• In his early days at Safety-Kleen, Mr. Brinckman scrawled detailed plans for expansion on a sheet of graph paper big enough to cover a conference-room table.
James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 30 June 2018
• The woman who spent years doing meticulous research turned her talents to graph paper and temperature charts, color wheels and kilns.
Denise Coffey, Courant Community, 9 Jan. 2018
The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2021
• Last week, while most of America was obsessing over a spy balloon, I was hunched over a piece of graph paper, pencil in hand, trying to come up with a unified theory of happiness.
John Kelly, Washington Post, 11 Feb. 2023
• Later, Farfel Stark caught the stark contrast in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, where soldiers in line for a military parade reminded her of graph paper.
Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, 25 July 2019
• Gallegos creates blank books made with either lined paper, dotted paper, graph paper or blank paper, all waiting to be filled according to the user.
Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022

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