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Through Nexis searches and sheer intuition, a portrait emerges of the use of the term “portrait emerges” in the pages of the New York Times — that of a highfalutin cliche that reporters invoke to imbue their feature writing with the feel of high art. The New York Times is particularly good at spotting portraits emerging — more than 130 of them in the past five years, according to a Nexis archive of Times stories.
—  Oh New York Times, you are so predictably snobbish.