- Come, tell me, hast thou not seen a play acted in which kings, emperors, pontiffs, knights, ladies, and divers other personages were introduced?
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- The lot o’ them been lording the big secret over folk for half a year, smug as pontiffs."
Patrick Rothfuss -- The Name of the Wind
- People aren’t ordinarily carried in chairs in New Hampshire, and as they raised him up he looked very strange to me, like some tragic and exalted personage, a stricken pontiff.
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John Knowles -- A Separate Peace