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A more self-confidently "Ottoman" identity developed in the 15th century, particularly under Selim I (known to us rather unflatteringly as "the Grim", though a more accurate translation of the Turkish "Yavuz" is "stern" or "tough").
Though Labaki portrays the male characters somewhat unflatteringly in some parts of the film - appearing as if they're incapable of controlling their thoughts or emotions - she does it to highlight the cause of Lebanese women as ultimately being the ones who have suffered the most as grieving caretakers of a nation of lost husbands, brothers and sons.
Surowiecki unflatteringly quotes predicting that "the true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra.
Drawing on memories of his own experiences in a Zimbabwe boarding school, Wallace does not shy away from portraying his characters realistically and unflatteringly.
His style developed in the 1950s to what he became famous for the irregular brushwork with which, unsparingly and unflatteringly, he depicted the human body.
They "looked like a bunch of unshaven, greasy oiks by comparison," it commented unflatteringly.
The texts of the lesson plans are spread out across the page, a dissection that exposes and presents them unflatteringly, without alteration or explicit comment, allowing the ACF's own voice to speak against itself.
Nevertheless, Barbara Kay of the National Post ruffled the feathers of reviewers, authors and readers alike when she referred unflatteringly to Moore's book, which she had not actually read at the time, as an example of the "unrelenting self-regard of CanLit, where it's all about nobly suffering women or feminized men.
In 2005, after reputedly having been offered a three-year deal worth four times what he was then earning, Fallon joined Coolmore, an organisation whose leading characters Longmore describes unflatteringly.
Shakespeare, however, chose to depict the ancestors of a considerable number of Elizabethan aristocrats, often unflatteringly, but the only evidence we have that he got into any trouble doing so concerns the Oldcastle-Falstaff episode.