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noun as in support for something

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A great deal of the joy of watching the film is thanks to Mads Mikkelsen, whose face reminds me of a statue you might find carved into rock and resting on a museum pedestal.

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Heeding Ditka, who would whisper, “they put you on that pedestal and then they knock you down,” is a tricky task.

They build you up too much and put you on that pedestal, and then they knock you down.

For 15 years, the 35-year-old worked to “put people in their best light, to put them on a pedestal.”

Those notions placed women on a pedestal – but also denied them opportunities.

But whereas we used to be satisfied gazing on that perfection as it stood up on a pedestal, now we want it down among us.

Almost a decade later Olmstead has stepped down from her pedestal to focus more of her time on sports and friends.

Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.

The151-foot newborn waited in the harbor on her 171-foot pedestal, a huge French flag fluttering over her dark copper face.

A delicious marble Cupid appeared to have just alighted on his pedestal at the upper end of the room.

She resented his sudden drop from his pedestal, for he looked sentimental and somewhat sheepish.

Next moment Tom Brown sent a bullet straight into his heart, and his tail made a splendid flourish as he fell off his pedestal!

He was sumptuously buried in Kensal Green, where a marble pedestal carries his portrait and his epitaph.

Here and there we will find a boulder perched on a pedestal of ice, which indicates a recent down-wearing of the field.

The pedestal of this clock represented in bas-relief the birth of astronomy on the Egyptian plains.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pedestal, such as: podium, base, bed, bottom, foot, and foundation.

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