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pontificate
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  • And Pius IX his predecessor’s motto was Crux upon Crux—that is, Cross upon Cross—to show the difference between their two pontificates."

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  • They hear British news reports they cannot understand; they hear a Berlin woman pontificating about the proper makeup for a cocktail party.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Something about the river air, the wide open sky, had her pontificating, she laughed.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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