Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Veneer"

The meaning of "Veneer" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does What they're trying to do is acquire the veneer of sophistication. mean?
A: They are trying to seem sophisticated.

Veneer is a clear, shiny coating on furniture / wood floor / etcetera.

So a veneer of sophistication is the appearance of being enlightened, trendy, up to date, high-minded, high-class / not a simpleton or fool or dullard / not a bafoon / not low brow / not in poor taste.

Maybe:
그들은 다른 사람들에게 잘 교양 한 것처럼 보이고 싶다.
(미안해요. 제 한국어는 별로 잘 못해요.)
Q: What does veneer y to veneer mean?
A: Veneer is a very thin (decorative) layer of a material(usually scarce or expensive) which is applied to another surface to improve the appearance. For example a thin layer of ebony is applied to a cheaper variety of wood to give a luxurious appearance.

A bright white layer of (faux) enamel is applied to teeth to give a glowing healthy smile

To veneer - to add a layer of veneer
Q: What does maintain a veneer of normalcy mean?
A: “Veneer of normalcy” is a saying that expresses a desire to keep things normal or the same. It is an ancient saying. If you said this in conversation most people would not know what you’re talking about it. I recommend not using it.
Q: What does to take a veneer off something. mean?
A: A "veneer" is a piece of plastic or wood that makes something made of cheap PCB or plastic look far better in quality. The idiom "to take a veneer off" means, "to remove the outer layer (usually metaphorical) to see the worse quality underneath".

Example sentences using "Veneer"

Q: Please show me example sentences with veneer.
A: Do you mean veneers like the porcelain molds that go over your teeth to make them look good? If so,

Many celebrities have veneers to make their smiles look perfect.

Other questions about "Veneer"

Q: I'll strip away your veneer of power. Does this sound natural?
A:
what are you trying to say? it's okay for a metaphor. It's ok for writting.
Q: Gently used and clean. But the veneer is coming off the top of one side. It would be a quick fix with some glue. (I sell a rack) Does this sound natural?
A: thanks!
Q: Underneath the veneer of communism, North Korea relies on the market system.
Does this sound natural?
A: It's good formal prose for essays - it reads somewhat too formal for casual conversation

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