• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Pontifically In a pontifical manner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pontifically In a pontifical manner; specifically, after the manner of a bishop; officially as bishop.
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  • Harold Evans
    Harold Evans
    “In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.”


In literature:

Clement was borne aloft by Pontifical grooms in their red liveries.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Two years before his death, he officiated pontifically on Easter Day in the cathedral of Quebec.
"The Makers of Canada: Bishop Laval" by A. Leblond de Brumath
The Pontifical ceremonies, however, have not only a spiritual aspect, but a material and very matter-of-fact one.
"Rome in 1860" by Edward Dicey
Lionardo went to Rome in the pontificate of Leo X., but there his quarrel with Michael Angelo broke out more violently than ever.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
ROSCOE'S LIFE AND PONTIFICATE OF LEO X., Edited by his Son, with the Copyright Notes, Documents, &c. In 2 Vols.
"Strife and Peace" by Fredrika Bremer
How would Paul or Peter have stared, had they been required to don such glittering pontificals as are here to be seen!
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
A new office, that of "Composer to the Pontifical Choir," was created for him, and in 1571 he became leader of the choir of St. Peter's.
"Among the Great Masters of Music" by Walter Rowlands
Why should I speak of Publius Licinius Crassus' study both of pontifical and civil law?
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome" by Various
Given in Rome, at St. Peter's, on the first day of November, in the year of Our Lord MDCCCLXXXV., of Our Pontificate the Eighth.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 15, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
Innocent the Eighth made them his mark from the beginning of his Pontificate to the end.
"Historical Sketches, Volume I (of 3)" by John Henry Newman

In poetry:

The abbot who filled the pontifical chair
In thirteen seventy-eight;
His adversaries he did not spare,
When fixed on his throne of state.
"Enigma XXXIV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Not with more glee, by hands Pontific crown'd,
With scarlet hats wide-waving circled round,
Rome in her Capitol saw Querno sit,
Throned on seven hills, the Antichrist of wit.
"The Dunciad: Book II." by Alexander Pope
She used to hide my battered hats; my old birettas, too,
Just when I had them broken in, would disappear from view.
I wondered where my wardrobe went, until by chance I'd seen
A tramp in full pontificals subscribed by Josephine.
"Josephine" by John O Brien

In news:

It's slice of life week here at Derek's column, when I pontificate about things that aren't long enough for a column.
An update on the Vatican's conference on sexual abuse to be held at the Pontifical Gregorian University in February, from AFP News.
Pelosi's Preposterous Pontificating On the Ground Zero Mosque.
In today's Washington Post two world class moralizers and pontificators.
We've pontificated about the Aston Martin Vanquish .
Chiropractic representatives from around the globe attended the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers' Congress at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Feb 9-10.
View full size File photo Glass artist Paul Stankard, of Mantua, gets to pontificate at Walt Whitman 's 193rd birthday party, Wednesday, May 30.
The appearance of eight pontifical accounts seems to suggest he will be tweeting in all eight languages.
With its ever narrowing platform and pontifications the Republicans are headed toward a demographic dead end .
I pontificated on the meaning of "change" in this space back on Oct 1.
"Merry Mozart," Saturday and Sunday, Dec 15-16, Pontifical College Josephinum, $35, promusicacolumbus.org.
Our own imbiber, Dan Dunn, pontificates on the St Germain craze sweeping the NYC bar scene.
Naturally, she expects him to beg her not to do it and to pontificate about the tremendous loss to literature should she carry through with her threat.
The day begins with a pontifical mass celebrated by Bishop Curtis J Guillory.
) and pontificated on "Why I'm such a Liz Lemon", but Greenwich Letterpress' new pencil set conquers a whole new set of pop culture phenomena.

In science:

Center for Telecommunication Studies, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, R.
Practical random number generation protocol for entanglement-based quantum key distribution