stake


stake
01. Nothing less than the governor's reputation is at [stake] in this latest investigation.
02. Over 100 jobs are at [stake] if the government refuses to reduce taxes for the company.
03. Jobs, the economy, endangered species, the environment; all are at [stake] in the government's discussions on the protection of the old forest.
04. There is a Chinese proverb that states, "If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the [stakes], and the quitting time."
05. The President is [staking] his future on the current peace talks.
06. What is at [stake] here is the team's last chance to make the playoffs.
07. He has sold his 10% [stake] in the company.
08. An American company owns a significant [stake] in the Italian car manufacturer.
09. The government has promised to hold discussions with all [stakeholders] involved in this issue before making a decision.
10. On June 16, 1456, King Charles VII of France annulled a judgment of heresy against Joan of Arc, 25 years after she had been burnt at the [stake].
11. You'd better sharpen that [stake] a bit if you want to stick it in the vampire's heart tonight.
12. The villagers were gathering [stakes] to stab the vampires that lived in the castle on the hill with.
13. Now that the tent is up, we'd better pound some [stakes] into the ground to keep it from blowing around in the wind.
14. Martin Luther King once observed that there is nothing more dangerous than to build a society with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no [stake] in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have [stake] in their society, protect that society.
15. In 1556, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, was burned at the [stake] as a heretic.

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