[ pon-tif-i-key-shuhn ]
/ pɒnˌtɪf ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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pompous or dogmatic speech:I could emphasize research, or I could engage in pure pontification with no sources whatsoever.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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How to use pontification in a sentence
With each candidate slumped behind his own little desk, the men seemed to sag into their individual puddles of pontification.Republican Debate: Newt Gingrich Rolls Over, Plays Dead|Michelle Cottle|February 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST