Example sentences for: patina

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

  • Built in the 1620s its once fine carvings have taken on an aged patina and it looks strangely out of place among the bright Internet cafés now replacing traditional tavernas in this bustling square.

  • The newly produced goods have a bright patina that mellows with use, and some of the older pieces are exceptionally beautiful.

  • Critics like this movie better than Chow's last film and say it has "a stylish patina that puts it a cut above much of the competition" (Stephen Holden, the New York Times ). But the story, an exploration of the line between everyday palm-greasing and real treachery, does not capture everyone's imagination.

  • The gold leaf is then applied and the whole image is given a patina.

  • Not only does this layer of varnish paint Dole as anti-education and anti-middle class, but the visuals give him the politically unprized patina of old age.

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