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  • She was seated on the inaugural dais near the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
  • a bomb was planted under the dais
  • At the head of the hall, on a dais, was the table of the king, queen, and their son, Prince Uwaine.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • And the Council of Vocations sat on a high dais, and they had but two words to speak to each of the Students.
    Ayn Rand  --  Anthem

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  • That was the dais where the High Table was, where the King and the great lords sat.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • She delivers a terse speech from a raised dais, and when it comes time to take our oaths to the Empire, I only know to stand because everyone around me does.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • But this time our faraway vantage was desirable, because we got to take in the full scope of the Event: the impatient crowd, leaning collectively from one foot to another; the mayor atop a red-white-and-blue dais; the booming words—pride, growth, prosperity, success—rolling over us, soldiers on the battlefield of consumerism, armed with vinyl-covered checkbooks and quilted handbags.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • At the far end of the room was a stage, surrounded by curtains on three sides; on the right were two long tables on elevated daises, each bearing ten telephones; on the other side stood the podium, no doubt for the auctioneer.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • It was built like an amphitheater: a half circle of tiered benches facing a rectangular raised dais in the front of the room.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • A coffin open on a dais.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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  • My eyes are immediately drawn to a group sitting in a booth as though it is a king’s dais and they are the chosen ones.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • His lips were neutral, his gaze reserved as he stood on the dais and the applause of the crowd surged around him.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • She shrugged and he smiled, forcing the mood to lift as he stepped from the dais.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • It was completely empty except for the pulse, which seemed a tangible thing, and a round dais exactly in the center.
    Madeleine L’Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • And so it went, until it was time for Grammar and Composition with Miss Letitia Borrows, Spinster of this Parish (Who Did No Harm to No Man all the Dais of Her Life.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • At the far end of the room, on a stone dais, stood the human-sized bronze statue of a warrior—the god Ares, Piper guessed—with heavy bronze chains wrapped around his body, anchoring him to the floor.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Things like Rudy on a dais with three gold medals slung around his neck.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • The horrible part: On a velvet dais at the back of the room lay a ten-foot-long golden casket.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Half-full rows of wooden benches, arranged like pews, faced a raised dais, where the mayor and six council members sat framed by flags.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • I parried the blow, and we fought up and down the dais, while the battle raged around us and one by one the members of the Circle fell.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • It was a long chamber with a step separating the dais where the family sat from the lower portion reserved for their dependents.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • She stood on a glittery dais on the opposite side of the room.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • Frodo could see him now, sitting with Pippin and Merry at the upper end of one of the side-tables close to the dais.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • When they returned to the bedroom, Eragon unpacked while Saphira coiled upon her dais.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • I floated to the end of the room, just above the dais with the pharaoh’s throne.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • A man standing on a brightly dressed dais before the building which clearly dominated the square was addressing the crowd over a tannoy "O people who wait in the shadow of Deep Thought!" he cried out.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Standing at the foot of the dais was my mother, frozen in shimmering golden light, her arms outstretched.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Octavian stepped off the dais.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • He opened his hand and a flood of glowing hieroglyphs poured out, swarming around the dais.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • A wave of startled uneasiness broke over the officers on the dais, and even Major Danby, who had begun synchronizing the watches, was distracted momentarily as he counted out the seconds and almost had to begin again.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • There were also the "dais" and the "censors,"—the first who held the cords of the dais, and the others who carried incense before the Holy Sacrament.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They placed it on the dais and the Emperor mounted, seated himself.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The dais remained empty, the theatre dumb.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Sister Monroe, who had been the cause of all the excitement, walked off the dais, cool and spent, and raised her flinty voice in the hymn, "I came to Jesus, as I was, worried, wound, and sad, I found in Him a resting place and He has made me glad."
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • His footsteps echoed loudly as he walked slowly towards the dais.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Anon as Arthur saw him there was made peace and room, and right so they yede with him unto the high dais, without saying of any words.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Its two soft door-posts of custard, Its dais of curds and butter, Beds of glorious lard, Many shields of thin pressed cheese.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Over there, by the dais.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • At the head of the hall, on a dais, was the table of the king, queen, and their son, Prince Uwaine.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Anon as Arthur saw him there was made peace and room, and right so they yede with him unto the high dais, without saying of any words.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • At the far end of the house, beyond the hearth and facing north towards the doors, was a dais with three steps; and in the middle of the dais was a great gilded chair.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Rising from his knee, Orik ascended the dais, turned to face the assembly, and then he sank into the hard black throne.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Only one reserved table is left in front of the dais.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • But Aureliano Segundo immediately conquered his perplexity and declared the new arrivals to be guests of honor, and with the wisdom of Solomon he seated Remedios the Beauty and the intruding queen on the same dais.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • The Blessed Sacrament had been removed from the tabernacle and the first benches had been driven back so as to leave the dais of the altar and the space before it free.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Alice put the Bible back on its shelf and walked, head down, to her cracked oak desk, like a schoolmarm’s desk on a dais, in the main hallway.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • At the foot of the dais, upon the lowest step which was broad and deep, there was a stone chair, black and unadorned, and on it sat an old man gazing at his lap.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • As they gain the end of the hall where the orchestra dais begins the music comes to an end.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • The judge, a middle-aged, heavyset black woman wearing half-moon glasses, sits opposite, on a dais.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Two or three servants of a superior order stood behind their master upon the dais; the rest occupied the lower part of the hall.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
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