Organicness, too, can offer a patina of healthfulness to unsavory substances.
Sandoval has also managed to burnish his image with a patina of integrity in the scandal-scarred Silver State.
The latter provided numbers, passion, righteousness, self-righteousness, and a patina of faux populist clout.
How could I not delight in the patina of glamour that his reputation lent to who he was?
Are we so in thrall to "truthiness" that we need our exorcist movies to be dressed up with the patina of realness, as well?
If there is a tone or patina, that should be pure and uniform.
Any one can see that, in spite of the patina that's formed over the metal.
He whispered that he had found the elephant, who was standing on the patina, a few yards beyond the jungle.
In another volume of the series von Fellenberg states that basic copper chloride occurs as a constituent of patina.
Her voice held the patina of those to the manor born, and not to be gainsaid.
"greenish film on old bronze," 1748, from French patine (18c.), from Italian patina, perhaps from Latin patina "dish, pan" (see pan (n.)), on the notion of encrustation on ancient bronze dishes. Sense of "refinement, cultural sophistication" first recorded 1933.