Definitions

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  • noun One who pontificates.

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Examples

  • I understand the Peter principle, that a distinguished reporter like Kristof or Friedman than gets to be a pontificator, but it still produces either mere reportage, as in the first case, or sheer pontification for its own sake, as in the second.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Tilted Media

  • Cast as the chief pontificator, he looms over the show like a mastodon.

    Anatomy of a Restoration

  • Hirsch failed in his noble jihad to enforce Cultural Literacy, I can't assume readers are familiar with the scene in Annie Hall in which Woody Allen stops a movie line bloviator from pontificating about Marshall McLuhan by producing the actual Marshall McLuhan from behind a movie poster to tell the pontificator off.

    Robert Naiman: Daniel Ellsberg: I Am WikiLeaks!

  • I don't see Cory often enough, partially because it's hard to grab extended time with anyone in the maelstrom of a convention, but also because his success as a writer and pontificator out in the "real world" has transformed him from Cory Doctorow into C!

    Hanging Out with Cory Doctorow

  • Hirsch failed in his noble jihad to enforce Cultural Literacy, I can't assume readers are familiar with the scene in Annie Hall in which Woody Allen stops a movie line bloviator from pontificating about Marshall McLuhan by producing the actual Marshall McLuhan from behind a movie poster to tell the pontificator off.

    Robert Naiman: Daniel Ellsberg: I Am WikiLeaks!

  • Fox's pontificator-in-chief then made a few splendid leaps of logic to show his viewers that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is in favor of Hamas 'ambitions to kill all the Jews.

    Philip Smucker: Beck and Gerecht Call for Spanish Inquisition, American-style

  • I suspect the grown-ups at the Copenhagen climate conference did not want anything to do with the pretentious pontificator so they gave him the cold shoulder.

    Remember Honduras? Obama does, and he hasn’t given up trying to destabilize the country

  • Fox's pontificator-in-chief then made a few splendid leaps of logic to show his viewers that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is in favor of Hamas 'ambitions to kill all the Jews.

    Philip Smucker: Beck and Gerecht Call for Spanish Inquisition, American-style

  • Hirsch failed in his noble jihad to enforce Cultural Literacy, I can't assume readers are familiar with the scene in Annie Hall in which Woody Allen stops a movie line bloviator from pontificating about Marshall McLuhan by producing the actual Marshall McLuhan from behind a movie poster to tell the pontificator off.

    Robert Naiman: Daniel Ellsberg: I Am WikiLeaks!

  • Maybe they'll wind up the way radio personality and pontificator Reverend Coughlin did after Roosevelt succeeded and all Coughlin's shrill predictions of ruin (made in the 1930s) came to nothing.

    Frank Schaeffer: The Krugman/Limbaugh Nightmare: President Obama Might Succeed

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