Coons appeared annoyed, recalling Al Gore's frustration when he was placed on the dais with Texas Gov. George W. Bush.
Joe Biden practically skipped out of the Capitol building toward the dais, grinning and greeting friends.
At the center of the dais, facing the nominee, sat the committee chair, Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan.
Steele was polished and acrobatic in his attempts to address the entire ballroom from his seat on the far end of the dais.
He walked to the dais and delivered a beautiful speech in perfect English.
And beside the dais was a figure between two crocodilian guards at sight of whom Randall forgot all else.
Indeed, had not Abi caught him he would have fallen over the edge of the dais.
On the wedding day, the bride and bridegroom are seated on two planks placed on the dais.
All around the dais, seated on the sloping floor of the cavern, were Lakonians.
At the back of this dais was a small screen and immediately in front of this, in the center, was Her Majesty's throne.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French deis, Old French dais "table, platform," from Latin discus "disk-shaped object," also, by medieval times, "table," from Greek diskos "quoit, disk, dish." Died out in English c.1600, preserved in Scotland, revived 19c. by antiquarians.