The151-foot newborn waited in the harbor on her 171-foot pedestal, a huge French flag fluttering over her dark copper face.
Until there is a new president, “anti-Americanism, the new socialism of fools, will be on a pedestal in Europe.”
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.
She zoomed around Peace Circle with its pedestal topped by stone figures of History and Grief.
A delicious marble Cupid appeared to have just alighted on his pedestal at the upper end of the room.
He could see at a glance that he was more firmly on his pedestal than ever.
The sky was all now—the earth only a background or pedestal for the heavens.
It struck the solid bronze with a terrific crash and fell at the base of the pedestal whereon Ombos had stood a moment before.
She hastily arose and was about to step down from her pedestal when the door opened.
It was exactly in the position occupied, in my dream, by the pedestal on which the white lady stood.
1560s, "base supporting a column, statue, etc.," from Middle French piédestal (1540s), from Italian piedistallo "base of a pillar," from pie "foot" + di "of" + stallo "stall, place, seat," from a Germanic source (see stall (n.1)).
Spelling in English influenced by Latin pedem "foot." An Old English word for it was fotstan, literally "foot-stone." Figurative sense of put (someone) on a pedestal "regard as highly admirable" is attested from 1859.