Examples from the Web for potemkin
Potemkin distillers are going to have all the juice they need for years to come.Your ‘Craft’ Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana|Eric Felten|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's as Potemkin Village-ish a piece of journalistic writing as I've seen in a long time.
No one outside Limbaughland or Trumpville, Potemkin villages where no one will vote for Obama anyway, credited the humbug.Robert Shrum on the Vice Presidential Debate: Biden’s Win Was a Big F@$&ing Deal|Robert Shrum|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The lobbyist-journalist-politician scandal has dynamited the Potemkin village that is Indian journalism.
It was a Potemkin Village of technology, camera-ready but a long way short of leaving the ground.
The favour of the throne followed alike in both instances; and Potemkin soon became the guide of the Russian councils.
The pageant fades away as did the celebrated palace which Potemkin reared for his Imperial Mistress.The Jenolan Caves|Samuel Cook
He recalled all the words spoken at that first meeting with Potemkin.War and Peace|Leo Tolstoy
Oczakow taken from the Turks by storm by the Russians under prince Potemkin, who had about 1,000 killed in the assault.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Besides Potemkin's Park, the town has another of great beauty, which serves as a public promenade.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.|Xavier Hommaire de Hell
British Dictionary definitions for potemkin
Word Origin and History for potemkin
in reference to Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin (1739-1791), favorite of Catherine II of Russia, especially in reference to the sham villages supposedly erected under his orders for the empress’ tour of Crimea (1787) to create an impression of prosperity and progress. The silent film "Battleship Potemkin" dates from 1925, depicting (with elaboration) events of 1905 and the mutiny of a Russian battleship named for the Tsarist minister.