verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of veneer
OTHER WORDS FROM veneerve·neer·er, nounun·ve·neered, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for veneer
There’s a veneer of professionalism to everything Lovato does and says in Dancing With the Devil, not out of dishonesty or evasion, but perhaps because she knows how many young people hang on her every word.In Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, the Pop Star Lays Her Secrets Bare, in a Guarded Way|Stephanie Zacharek|March 23, 2021|Time
Over the next months, Pinterest’s warm, fuzzy veneer would unravel like one of the platform’s chunky knitted sweaters.Pinterest and the Subtle Poison of Sexism and Racism in Silicon Valley|Janice Min|March 22, 2021|Time
It’s made of recyclable materials and finished with a stylish walnut veneer that allows it to blend in naturally in almost any home setup.Best office cabinets: Storage must-haves to make your workspace work|PopSci Commerce Team|March 18, 2021|Popular Science
Taking this example further, as it stands, the teams in tier one markets such as New York, London, Chicago or Los Angeles are expected to put the veneer on the work coming somewhere like India or the Philippines.‘Chronically understaffed’: Confessions of an agency exec on the cost of online advertising’s Covid growth|Seb Joseph|February 11, 2021|Digiday
What’s worse, it may cloak a process that remains as fundamentally arbitrary and biased as Gladwell argues in an ever more pseudoscientific veneer.HireVue drops facial monitoring amid A.I. algorithm audit|Jeremy Kahn|January 19, 2021|Fortune
A worn couch sitting squarely before a wood veneer wall, accented by the head of a deer.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But underneath this PC veneer, Louie is hiding some troubling assumptions.Louie Attempts Rape (and Explores the ‘Nice Guy’ Phenomenon)|Amy Zimmerman|June 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But now that veneer is gone, and what remains is a callow man-child at odds with himself.What's Happened to Don Draper? Why Everyone’s Favorite ‘Mad Men’ Stud Needs His Mojo Back|Lizzie Crocker|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, the fact that Tris faces and eviscerates her own anxiety lends the simulation scene a veneer of victory and autonomy.Sex Won’t Kill Young Adult Heroines: ‘Divergent’ and Rape Culture|Amy Zimmerman|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some of his preciousness is a veneer, however, for his fatalistic streak.Ralph Fiennes Discusses ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel,’ J. Lo, and That ‘Seinfeld’ Episode|Marlow Stern|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The veneer was gone now; Sheila Carmack's eyes were vicious pools of hate, her mouth a grimace.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
Her disposition was sour and malevolent, despite its elegant veneer.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Just now, notwithstanding the veneer of his too perfect clothes and civilised air, the beast had leapt out.The Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
The veneer is laid flat on a board and cut with a sharp knife or fine saw along the edge of a ruler.
For the inner section, walnut, which may be had as thin as 1/64 in., or any thin straight-grained veneer may be used.