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dais
used in Inheritance

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Definition
a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to people on it
  • Eragon and Roran ran past the marble dais, Eragon restricting his speed so as not to leave Roran behind.
    3 — Shadows on the Horizon (31% in)
  • He spun around, gathering quick impressions: shields and arms and red pennants hung on the walls; narrow windows close under the ceiling; torches mounted in wrought-iron brackets; empty fireplaces; long, dark trestle tables stacked along both sides of the hall; and a dais at the head of theroom, where a robed and bearded man stood before a high-backed chair.
    2 — Hammerfall (58% in)
  • Eragon stood on the dais in the main hall of the keep, directly to the right of Lord Bradburn's throne, his left hand on the pommel of Brisingr, which was sheathed.
    4 — King Cat (0% in)
  • The two rows of lanterns ended over five hundred feet away, near the base of a broad dais, upon which rested a throne.
    64 — That Which Does Not Kill.... (93% in)
  • Afraid but determined, Eragon strode forward with Arya, Elva, and Saphira toward the dais where Galbatorix sat relaxed upon his throne.
    66 — The Name of All Names (0% in)
  • The two rows of lanterns that led to the dais were wide enough apart that the four of them were able to walk side by side.
    66 — The Name of All Names (2% in)
  • When they were perhaps thirty feet from the dais, they halted.
    66 — The Name of All Names (4% in)
  • Eragon exchanged a quick glance with Arya and Saphira, and then the three of them started toward the dais, even as Glaedr, Umaroth, and the other Eldunari attacked Galbatorix's mind.
    66 — The Name of All Names (14% in)
  • He patted the boy on the head and then pointed toward the steps of the dais.
    66 — The Name of All Names (29% in)
  • Then Galbatorix motioned and said, "Kausta," and Eragon slid forward until he was standing at the base of the dais, as did Arya, Elva, and Saphira.
    66 — The Name of All Names (30% in)
  • On the dais, the two children squeaked and curled into balls, tucking their heads between their knees.
    66 — The Name of All Names (55% in)
  • Then the king said, "Ganga aptr," and Arya, Elva, and Saphira slid backward, leaving a wide space between them and the dais.
    66 — The Name of All Names (98% in)
  • On the steps of the dais, the two children screamed and covered their ears with their hands.
    68 — The Gift of Knowledge (54% in)
  • He rose from his seat and strode down the steps of the dais toward Eragon, his cape billowing around him and his sword, Vrangr, white and deathly in his hand.
    68 — The Gift of Knowledge (61% in)
  • Then she sprinted past the dais and ran with Saphira toward Shruikan.
    68 — The Gift of Knowledge (84% in)
  • Again drawing upon the Eldunari, he cast a spell to drag himself, Saphira, Arya, Elva, Thorn, Murtagh, and the two children on the dais over to the block of stone where Nasuada was chained.
    68 — The Gift of Knowledge (99% in)
  • A slow drumbeat sounded as Nasuada walked up to the dais that had been erected in the center of the square.
    72 — A Fitting Epitaph (22% in)
  • At the top of the dais, next to the carved chair that would serve as her throne, stood Eragon, with Saphira close behind.
    72 — A Fitting Epitaph (23% in)
  • Nasuada ascended the dais, then knelt before Eragon and Saphira.
    72 — A Fitting Epitaph (24% in)

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