1 A pontifical and warlike nature, a singular thing in a youth.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
2 , throughout the whole of his pontificate, was governed by impulse and passion, and because the times were in perfect accord, all his undertakings prospered.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo MachiavelliContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IX.
3 When the time of his departure approached, he resolved to chant a Te Deum pontifically.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE