Example sentences for: patina

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

  • The feeling, one assumes, is that broadcasting them, regardless of context, at times when children are listening, lends rude words a patina of approval that inures them to the corrosive atmosphere of taboo.

  • 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.

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

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

  • A hotshot English theater director (his Cabaret revival is still on the boards in New York), Mendes gives the film a patina of New Age lyricism and layer upon layer of visual irony.


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