Example sentences for: patina

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

  • As the youngest member of the Four Would-Be Wise Men, he probably has the thinnest patina of wisdom.

  • Now, with the onset of outsourcing, globalization, and the virtual corporation, those old factories have acquired a patina of humanist authenticity they could not have had in their own time.

  • There is a soft glow in the gilded interior from the mosaics, gently illuminated by high stained-glass windows, more evocative yet with the worn patina of the elaborate inlaid-marble flooring.

  • In practice, awards seem to gain legitimacy with the patina of age.

  • The green patina of the building’s copper skeleton is an artful homage to the copper roofs on the old Parliament Buildings.


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