Prince Gri·go·ri A·le·ksan·dro·vich [prinsgri-gawr-ee al-ig-zan-druh-vich, -zahn-; Russian gryi-gaw-ryee uh-lyi-ksahn-druh-vyich], /ˈprɪns grɪˈgɔr i ˌæl ɪgˈzæn drə vɪtʃ, -ˈzɑn-; Russian gryɪˈgɔ ryi ʌ lyɪˈksɑn drə vyɪtʃ/, 1739–91, Russian statesman and favorite of Catherine II.
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How to use Potëmkin in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE 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.
Catherine's favourite, Potemkin, full of valorous confidence, is encouraging his Empress: 'A million roubles she'll win!Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume | Joseph Grego
Potemkin, your invincible feeder, will back you to the last.'Rowlandson the Caricaturist. First Volume | Joseph Grego
Potemkin, who was then at the head of the Russian army, dreaded Catharine's displeasure should she be disappointed the third time.
At that moment a courier rode up at full speed with dispatches from Potemkin.
Potemkin, under whose orders Jones stood, was of a thoroughly despotic type.Paul Jones | Hutchins Hapgood
British Dictionary definitions for Potemkin
Grigori Aleksandrovich (ɡriˈɡɔrij alɪkˈsandrəvitʃ). 1739–91, Russian soldier and statesman; lover of Catherine II, whose favourite he remained until his death, and who is reputed to have erected sham villages along the route of the Empress's 1787 tour of the Crimea
apparently impressive but actually sham or artificial: North Korea's Potemkin hospital
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