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synonyms for pedestal

  • podium
  • base
  • bed
  • bottom
  • foot
  • foundation
  • mounting
  • platform
  • plinth
  • stand
  • substructure
  • support
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How to use pedestal in a sentence

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.
I DARE YOU TO NOT BE MOVED BY ANOTHER ROUND, AN EXISTENTIALIST FILM ABOUT DAY DRINKINGALISSA WILKINSONDECEMBER 18, 2020VOX
They build you up too much and put you on that pedestal, and then they knock you down.
AS PRAISE POURS IN FOR WASHINGTON FOOTBALL, RON RIVERA NEEDS TO MIX CONFIDENCE WITH CAUTIONLES CARPENTERDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Heeding Ditka, who would whisper, “they put you on that pedestal and then they knock you down,” is a tricky task.
AS PRAISE POURS IN FOR WASHINGTON FOOTBALL, RON RIVERA NEEDS TO MIX CONFIDENCE WITH CAUTIONLES CARPENTERDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
For 15 years, the 35-year-old worked to “put people in their best light, to put them on a pedestal.”
SHE FELL INTO QANON AND WENT VIRAL FOR DESTROYING A TARGET MASK DISPLAY. NOW SHE’S REBUILDING HER LIFE.TRAVIS ANDREWSNOVEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Those notions placed women on a pedestal – but also denied them opportunities.
RUTH BADER GINSBURG HELPED SHAPE THE MODERN ERA OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS – EVEN BEFORE SHE WENT ON THE SUPREME COURTLGBTQ-EDITORSEPTEMBER 21, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
She resented his sudden drop from his pedestal, for he looked sentimental and somewhat sheepish.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Next moment Tom Brown sent a bullet straight into his heart, and his tail made a splendid flourish as he fell off his pedestal!
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was sumptuously buried in Kensal Green, where a marble pedestal carries his portrait and his epitaph.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 109, JULY 27, 1895VARIOUS
Here and there we will find a boulder perched on a pedestal of ice, which indicates a recent down-wearing of the field.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
The pedestal of this clock represented in bas-relief the birth of astronomy on the Egyptian plains.
URANIACAMILLE FLAMMARION
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PEDESTAL

  • basement
  • basis
  • bed
  • bedrock
  • bottom
  • foot
  • footing
  • ground
  • groundwork
  • infrastructure
  • pedestal
  • rest
  • root
  • seat
  • seating
  • stand
  • substratum
  • substructure
  • support
  • underpinning
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