But Gaddafi's veneer of softening, painted mostly through his son, Saif, friend to the Rothschilds and Benjamin Barber, failed.
But that veneer hides an inner drive so powerful that it risks turning on itself.
Some of his preciousness is a veneer, however, for his fatalistic streak.
Because without the veneer of the beauty products I had at xoJane, I am awful.
People watch to see what's going to happen that's going to break the veneer of the show.
The veneer was unsafe, however, and it was agreed that all should stay well away from the area where Connel had been imprisoned.
A second time I glimpsed the Slav behind his veneer of civilization.
Or is it a factory, disguised with a veneer of the Puginesque?
Truthfulness is essential to culture, which, without it, will be only a veneer.
He sought to surpass himself, and little by little he shed his veneer of fine manners.
1702, from German Furnier, from furnieren "to cover with a veneer, inlay," from French fournir "to furnish, accomplish," from Middle French fornir "to furnish," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German frumjan "to provide;" see furnish). A word batted back and forth from German to French to German. Figurative sense of "mere outward show of some good quality" is attested from 1868. The verb is recorded from 1728.
veneer ve·neer (və-nēr')
A layer of tooth-colored material, usually porcelain or acrylic resin, attached to and covering the surface of a metal crown or natural tooth structure.