No writer, no matter how extraordinary nor how fervently deified, should be left untouched, collecting dust on her pedestal.
The151-foot newborn waited in the harbor on her 171-foot pedestal, a huge French flag fluttering over her dark copper face.
The NCAA needs to get off its pedestal of false sanctimony that has become wearisome.
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.
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.
He could see at a glance that he was more firmly on his pedestal than ever.
Now, Carian, break This wand against yon lyre on the pedestal.
It struck the solid bronze with a terrific crash and fell at the base of the pedestal whereon Ombos had stood a moment before.
Its height is supposed to have been, with its pedestal, about seventy feet, the material was bronze.
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.