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Definition of Pontify
1. to play the pontiff [v PONTIFIED, PONTIFYING, PONTIFIES]
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Literary usage of Pontify
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Elizabethan Playhouse: And Other Studies by William John Lawrence (1912)
"Clearly the available data are insufficient to pontify upon ; nor can I foresee the likelihood of new evidence of moment being unearthed. ..."
2. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1900)
"There is no doubt that Stevenson was always inclined to preach, to pontify, to be didactic. As pictured here he seems to have cultivated the lay- sermon ..."
3. Corrected Impressions: Essays on Victorian Writers by George Saintsbury (1895)
"Even in literature, though at his best and in his earlier days, when he had not begun to "pontify " and in the solitude of ..."
4. Corrected Impressions: Essays on Victorian Writers by George Saintsbury (1895)
"Even in literature, though at his best and in his earlier days, when he had not begun to " pontify " and in the solitude of ..."
5. The Egyptian Problem by Valentine Chirol (1921)
"They pontify or rave, but they do not stoop to discuss. Yet the Press constitutes almost the only literature that appeals ..."
6. The Bookmart: A Monthly Magazine of Literary and Library Intelligence edited by Richard Halkett (1889)
"... in one such family lingo, " to pontify"—an excellent coinage—to be puzzled is " to be intrigued," and an easy attitude is said to be ..."