Since the day before, Geoffrey had been for her a figure aureoled and pedestalled—strange transfiguration of the statesman statue!
It was Cromwell's mood, as one who, living under the eye of God, scorned the vapourings of pedestalled mortals.
Especially are they needed by the pedestalled woman in her conflict with the natural.
The gleam of the torches flickered up gigantic colonnades, pedestalled on beautiful little groups of caryatids.
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.