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dais

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Definition a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to people on it
  • She was seated on the inaugural dais near the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
dais = raised platform
  • A bomb was planted under the dais.
  • dais = raised platform
  • 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
  • There was the brain, there was IT, lying pulsing and quivering on the dais, soft and exposed and nauseating.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • dais = raised platform
  • 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
  • dais = a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to people on it
  • 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
  • dais = raised platform that gives prominence to people on it
  • She knew that her own puny little brain was no match for this great, bodiless, pulsing, writhing mass on the round dais.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • dais = raised platform
  • As she continued to step slowly forward, at last she realized what the Thing on the dais was.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • dais = raised platform
  • 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
  • dais = raised platform
  • On the dais lay—what?
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • dais = raised platform
  • He sat on a dais in the middle of the floor.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • His footsteps echoed loudly as he walked slowly towards the dais.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • So she gathered a few donations from my siblings and came to the dinner, sitting at the end of the dais.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • About a hundred yards away, he spotted a raised dais with two empty oversized praetor chairs.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • They placed it on the dais and the Emperor mounted, seated himself.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Things like Rudy on a dais with three gold medals slung around his neck.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • 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
  • 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
  • Put the breakfast table on a dais.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • 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

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