Roleset id: pontificate.01 , talk like the pope, Source: , vncls: , framnet: pontificate.01: PONTIFICATE-V NOTES: Pontificate, unlike other verbs of saying, is usually intransitive,showing a mode of behavior more than any specific act of speaking. (from pontificate.01-v) PONTIFICATING-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT-5, pontificate-v.01. Corresponds to VNcls lecture-37.11-1. (from pontificating.01-n)
Arg0-PAG: speaker (Pope)
Example: just transitive
person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full
Witnesses shout, scream, pontificate: ``...a dream that the planet could be saved from itself and from the sadistic dumb creatures who try to tear down every decent man who raises his voice.''
Arg1: a dream that the planet could be saved from itself and from the sadistic dumb creatures who try to tear down every decent man who raises his voice
Example: args 0, 1
person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: ns
Alex continues his pontificating about the best TV from this past season.
Arg1: about the best TV from this past season