Origin of pontificate
OTHER WORDS FROM pontificatepon·tif·i·ca·tion [pon-tif-i-key-shuhn], /pɒnˌtɪf ɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounpon·tif·i·ca·tor, noun
How to use pontificate in a sentence
John McCain completely wasted his shot at her, just pontificating away, looking aggreived, not accomplishing anything.
We live in a 24/7 news cycle that gives every pontificating pundit and boastful blogger the chance to spin thousands of others.How the Drudge Report, With Its Condoleezza Rice ‘Scoop,’ Again Rules the Media|Lauren Ashburn|July 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This should give any Western pundit pause when pontificating on popular sentiment in Saudi Arabia.
The Delaware primary result will be the topic of much handwringing, pontificating and consternation in coming days.
It is probable that each bishop had a large jewelled ring to use when pontificating.Finger-Ring Lore|William Jones
A jewelled ring was always worn by a bishop, and was an essential part of his costume when pontificating.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
Just the thing for Schoolmaster Staur pontificating in his armchair.Look Back on Happiness|Knut Hamsun