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stake

(Award), noun ante, bet, pot, prize, purse, spoils, wager, winnings

stake

(Interest), noun claim, equity, holding, right, share, title
Associated concepts: interpleader stake deposited in court
See also: bet, binder, bond, chance, claim, compromise, deposit, dominion, endanger, equity, gamble, guarantee, guaranty, holding, interest, jeopardize, lien, loan, ownership, parlay, pawn, pledge, right, risk, security, speculate, title
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When the youth heard these words a cold shudder ran over him, for he remembered that his soul was at stake.
if you had knowed him as I did, in his prime, in that very battle where the old gentleman, who sleeps by his side saved his life, when them thieves, the Iroquois, had him at the stake, you’d have said all that, and more too.
The croupiers who sat at the two ends of it had not only to watch the stakes, but also to calculate the game--an immense amount of work for two men
Well, sire, I, in my turn, wish to take part in this game, where the stakes are thrown upon my royal mantle.
A few inches from her was the open doorway of the structure, and beyond, farther down the village street, the blacks were congregating about the prisoners, who were already being bound to the stakes.
We can't bet, for we've nothing to raise the stakes with
The road through Karamyshevo was more frequented and was well marked with a double row of high stakes.
And when they cut long stakes, sharpened at their upper ends, and set them at intervals upright in the bottom of the pit, his wonderment but increased, nor was it satisfied with the placing of the light cross-poles over the pit, or the careful arrangement of leaves and earth which completely hid from view the work the black men had performed.
As I said, the losers chased the frontier for fresh stakes.
The circle or double hedge that I had made was not only firm and entire, but the stakes which I had cut out of some trees that grew thereabouts were all shot out and grown with long branches, as much as a willow-tree usually shoots the first year after lopping its head.
exclaimed the excited Heyward, forgetful that a double stake was involved in his life; "you and your vengeance are alike despised.
As we stepped into the vast enclosed court of the castle I got a shock; for the first thing I saw was the stake, standing in the center, and near it the piled fagots and a monk.