- v. 武断地或自封为权威地谈论某事物
- n. (教皇的)职位或任期
the government of the Roman Catholic Church
administer a pontifical office
talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner;
"The new professor always pontificates"
- Politicians like to pontificate the reason about falling standards.
- He sat there pontificating about the legal system although it was clear that he knew very little about it.
- His was the second-longest pontificate.
- The central meaning of his pontificate is to restore papal authority
In the closing years of the pontificate of Leo XIII.出自： A. N. Wilson
A didactic voice began pontificating about the ecology of the Po delta.出自： M. Dibdin