1 Two or three servants of a superior order stood behind their master upon the dais; the rest occupied the lower part of the hall.
2 Cedric rose to receive his guests with an air of dignified hospitality, and, descending from the dais, or elevated part of his hall, made three steps towards them, and then awaited their approach.
3 Behind them, but still upon the dais or elevated portion of the hall, stood the esquires of the Order, in white dresses of an inferior quality.
4 It was a long chamber with a step separating the dais where the family sat from the lower portion reserved for their dependents.
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5 The Blessed Sacrament had been removed from the tabernacle and the first benches had been driven back so as to leave the dais of the altar and the space before it free.
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6 The rector entered and took his seat on the dais.
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7 Dorian Gray stepped up on the dais with the air of a young Greek martyr, and made a little moue of discontent to Lord Henry, to whom he had rather taken a fancy.
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8 And the Council of Vocations sat on a high dais, and they had but two words to speak to each of the Students.
9 We walked to the dais, and our legs did not tremble, and we looked up at the Council.
10 Put the breakfast table on a dais.
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