/ (ˈpaɪlət) /

  1. Pontius (ˈpɒnʃəs, ˈpɒntɪəs). Roman procurator of Judaea (?26–?36 ad), who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus, allegedly against his better judgment

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How to use Pilate in a sentence

  • But let's not deny that there are lives are at stake, and that this is still pure Pilate politics.

  • Then saith Pilate unto him, "Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?"

    His Last Week | William E. Barton
  • She slept again, and saw Pilate in hell surrounded by devils.

    Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
  • She slept again, and a devil appeared and talked to her, justifying Pilate.

    Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
  • Here a messenger arrived from Claudia telling her dream and begging Pilate to go to her.

    Castellinaria | Henry Festing Jones
  • His speculations might ask, with 'jesting Pilate,' 'What is truth?'

    Mrs. Maxon Protests | Anthony Hope