How to use Stakes in a sentence

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  • The stakes must be high - or maybe he simply enjoyed the game.

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  • Young standard trees should be tied to stakes so as to prevent their roots being ruptured by the windwaving of the stems and to keep them erect.

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  • If tied to stakes and topped when 4 or 5 ft.

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  • The archers fixed the pointed stakes, which they carried to ward off cavalry charges, and opened the engagement with flights of arrows.

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  • Raspberries, grape vines, &c., that have been laid down may now be uncovered and tied up to stakes or trellises, and all new plantations of these and other fruits may now be made.

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  • The disastrous British expedition of 1807 followed; and while at Constantinople the prestige of the sultan was being undermined by the series of revolutions which in 1808 brought Mahmud to the throne, that of Mehemet Ali was enhanced by the exhibition at Cairo of British prisoners and an avenue of stakes decorated with the heads of British slain.

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  • Neil stakes our claim on the spot whilst I get donuts.

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  • Its great value to the English forester is as a "nurse" for other trees, for which its dense leafage and tapering form render it admirably fitted, as it protects, without overshading, the young saplings, and yields saleable stakes and small poles when cut out.

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  • The mathematical theory of probability and the allied theory of the combinatorial analysis were in effect created by the correspondence between Pascal and Fermat, concerning certain questions as to the division of stakes in games of chance, which had been propounded to the former by the gaming philosopher De Mere.

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  • The lower stakes cracked more and more and at last the wall fell, and with it the men who had been pushing it.

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  • You'll find garden stakes, birdbaths, sundials, gazing balls and a wide variety of yard art, most of which is available to ship in one to two business days.

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  • Stakes, cages and supports help your plants grow tall and strong.

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  • With a standard tent, you have to find level ground, put down a groundsheet to protect your tent from water, drive stakes into the ground, and more.

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  • Normal tent stakes will not work well in snow, so buy snow stakes or anchor down the tent by attaching cord to the stake loops and placing rocks or snow-filled freezer bags on top of them.

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  • Poles, or stakes as they are sometimes referred to, are available in both wood and metal.

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  • Additionally, for those that long to break into the high stakes, competitive world of modeling, this could be a fantastic jumping off point.

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  • It has grommets in all four corners and comes with camping stakes to hold it in place.

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  • By offering the possibility of an eventual spot on the Texas Bikini Team, the stakes are higher than most other bikini contests.

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  • Promising to increase the competitive stakes and fun factor, players try for a YAHTZEE in a game that is a complete free-for-all!

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  • Solar Santa sells garden stakes, string lights, wreaths, and paving stones for your holiday décor needs.

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  • This challenge was usually based on a stunt in a movie and was much higher stakes than the other challenges.

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  • The season's emotional stakes were raised with the arrival of vampires Spike (James Marsters) and Drusilla (Juliet Landau).

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  • The stakes are enormous, the enemy implacable, and the children ultimately indominable.

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  • A Romanian warlord of the Fifteenth Century who ruled as Prince of Wallachia, Vlad III was noted for dispatching his enemies by impaling them on long stakes.

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  • Wooden stakes are only part of the formula for destroying a vampire.

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  • Ever since blogs gained traction as important sources of news for many people, bloggers have increased the stakes by jumping on top of major news stories long before mainstream reporters were even aware there was a story to be had.

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  • She continued to laugh, "Don't you worry that news will spread, and the townspeople will come after you with torches and stakes?"

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  • They'd stopped in the center of the meadow, the safe path through the traps marked by wooden stakes.

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  • Tomatoes should be tied up to trellises or stakes if fine-flavoured and handsome fruit is desired, for if left to ripen on the ground they are apt to have a gross earthy flavour.

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  • The heads of the slain were fixed on stakes on each side of the road crossing the Ezbekia in Cairo.

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  • Some hundreds of British heads were now eposed on stakes in Cairo, and the prisoners were marched between these mutilated remains of their countrymen.

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  • However, the peasantry found, in the abjuration, matter contrary to their consciences, and while some recusants were shot out of hand, a girl named Margaret Wilson, with an old woman, Margaret MacLauchlan, were tied to stakes and drowned by the incoming tide, near Wigtown (13th of May 1685).

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  • The plant should have a warm situation, and the soil should be light and well enriched; sow thinly early in April, either near a fence or wall, or in an open spot, where it will require stakes 6 to 8 ft.

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  • If the declarer succeeds in making at least the number of tricks he stood for he wins whatever stakes are played for; if not he loses.

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  • If the player declaring Nap wins he receives double stakes all round; if he loses he only pays single stakes all round.

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  • Piles of rocks are made on the muddy bottoms of these salt-water lakes, and around these are arranged circles of stakes, to which are often attached bundles of twigs.

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  • Breeding oysters are piled upon the rookeries, and their young become attached to the stakes and twigs provided for their reception, where they are allowed to remain until ready for use, when they are plucked off and sent to the market.

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  • There are many denominational charities, especially Mormon, the entire state being divided into ecclesiastical units or " stakes " for charity organization.

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  • The Altenburg peasants are industrious and prosperous; they are said to be avaricious, but to love pleasure, and to gamble for high stakes, especially at the card game of Skat, which many believe to have been invented here.

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  • They are diverted by means of a large band or dam, known indifferently as the " Amir's," the Seistan " or the "Kuhak " band, It is constructed of horizontally laid tamarisk branches, earth and perpendicular stakes, and protected from damage by a fort on the left and a tower on the right bank of the river.

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  • Ceramics 1988 upped the stakes and stopped any sense of forming a pattern to be followed ad infinitum.

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  • Ships had been reported bringing stakes and towing barges down from up river loaded with stone.

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  • In Maiden Stakes races the form punters will be backing the Top Trainers " best filly " who finished 2nd last time.

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  • The Kirov is playing for very high stakes Kirov Opera is taking a huge gamble in touring with Wagner's Ring cycle.

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  • You know very well, you eat this late... (Buffy stakes him) You're gonna get heartburn.

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  • Meetings or ` stakes `, whether driven or walked-up are usually for 32 or 16 hounds with the occasional 24 hound stake organized.

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  • What are the stakes in drawing out the mutual interrelation of material and virtual?

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  • It's a simple plot but one that is well-written and absolutely masterful in the suspense stakes.

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  • The ' Asian meltdown ' hit global markets during the preparation of this feature, upping the stakes in the widening risk debate.

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  • If sir Percy wins wins the champion stakes with a rating of 130 then that will be his rating for the season.

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  • Novel SERMs (selective estrogen receptor modulators) are taking a different tack in the R&D stakes.

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  • We currently come seventh out of fifteen in the implementation stakes.

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  • When Van Meter's nephew, Bobby Keogh joins sis and becomes Perry's partner, the stakes are raised.

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  • These consisted of ditches with the earth piled up to form a bank into which wooden stakes were driven.

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  • There will not be unlimited stakes and prizes on all of those, of course, because we could not afford that.

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  • Le Lac (Tignes 2100m) Le Lac gives Val Claret a run for its money in the popularity stakes.

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  • I've been to Barcelona and - just a tinier bit down on the international glamor stakes - Lytham St Annes.

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  • Round stakes These are easier to knock in than square stobs, as the alignment is not so critical.

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  • In addition the level stakes table is a good way of comparing tipsters across different types of bets.

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  • Sadly the modern game has higher stakes than the past which in turn has made the game more volatile.

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  • Although nothing can be more simple than the fundamental principle of general average, that a loss incurred for the advantage of all the coadventurers should be made good by them all in equitable proportion to their stakes in the adventure, the application of this principle to the varied and complicated cases which occur in the course of maritime commerce has given rise to many diversities of usage at different periods and in different countries.

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  • Innovating will become table stakes just to stay in business, and innovation will be used to lower prices, not to increase them.

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  • He cuts and saws the solid pond, unroofs the house of fishes, and carts off their very element and air, held fast by chains and stakes like corded wood, through the favoring winter air, to wintry cellars, to underlie the summer there.

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  • Work from the there they will stakes no limit robert quot chip.

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  • When Van Meter 's nephew, Bobby Keogh joins SIS and becomes Perry 's partner, the stakes are raised.

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  • Raise the stakes by playing wirelessly against your friends.

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  • I 've been to Barcelona and - just a tinier bit down on the international glamor stakes - Lytham St Annes.

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  • Sunday 26th February 2006 Honda 's new 2006 Deauville is n't a stunner in the performance stakes.

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  • In addition the level stakes table is a good way of comparing Tipsters across different types of bets.

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  • But the Hard Rock Cafe stakes as great a claim as any on chart supremacy as its unfussy menu contains some sure fire hits.

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  • The last minute of the championship soccer game felt eternal because of the high stakes.

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  • Stake a small, unstable tree if needed, but be careful to place the stakes far enough away from the tree that you won't sever roots.

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  • The contestants will live together in a townhouse thoughout the competition - considering the stakes, and all those artist temperaments under one roof, we expect fireworks!

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  • Episode five of HGTV's Design Star, which aired on August 20, started out with the four remaining contestants taking a moment to appreciate how far they had come in the competition - and worry that the stakes were only getting higher.

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  • Much like bathrooms, extensive redesign projects in a kitchen can be high stakes business.

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  • The games range from lower-stakes tables for the novice player to stakes worthy of any professional.

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  • There are numerous kits online that your can order with virtually everything you'll need to lend a high stakes theme on this special night.

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  • However, you can still bring in Asian accents to add a bit more flair and style to the tent, like by encasing the tent stakes in bamboo and tying with gold ribbons or creating a bridal arch underneath a ceremony tent in cherry blossoms.

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  • Not that the Sesame Street character actually needed any introduction, yet suddenly the little, bright, red fellow trumped the likes of Big Bird and Bert and Ernie in the popularity stakes.

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  • Despite her artificial limb, she consistently raised the stakes, incorporating complicated moves and even a back flip into one of her dance routines.

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  • Small pots, with a little bit of dry Sphagnum Moss inside, inverted on the tops of stakes, also form good traps.

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  • If the branches become heavy, especially in flower time, support them by stakes.

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  • As soon as the plants have made sufficient progress to require support, stout stakes should be put to them.

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  • Disease microorganisms can also overwinter on the surface of stakes, tomato cages, trellises, and other garden items.

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  • Take care when placing your stakes to drive them into the ground a little away from the main plant, so that you'll miss more of the plant's roots.

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  • If pumpkin vines start invading other parts of the garden, train onto stakes or up a fence to get them out of the way.

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  • Use water ballast and stakes to properly secure the slide.

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  • If you invite a party of wine-drinking gamblers then the stakes just go higher.

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  • There are no stakes to drill into the ground.

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  • The stakes are high with high school curriculum, especially if your child is thinking about going to college.

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  • Make sure stakes and cables are flagged so they don't get in the way of winter fun in the snow.

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  • Dating is hard enough for the majority, but when you're caught up in a small minority of individuals, the stakes are even higher.

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  • Some tents can be set up without using stakes.

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  • Bill stakes his claim on Sookie in front of the other vamps.

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  • One of the reasons the Imperial Palace was so popular was that it offered some of the lowest stakes gaming tables on the central part of the Strip.

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  • Glue them to wooden stakes or wire them in place.

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  • Wacoal stakes its reputation on quality and substance and their bras need no supermodels to sell; women love the products, and continue to purchase from the company's intimate apparel line.

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  • The non-nomads of these Libyan tribes dwelt in huts made of stakes supporting plaited mats of rush or asphodel.

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  • It is ordinarily caught in wooden traps of simple construction, being little enclosures of stakes or brush in which the bait is placed upon a trigger, with a short upright stick supporting a log of wood, which falls upon its victim on the slightest disturbance.

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  • Less frequently it consisted of a stack of brushwood or fascines built up from the bottom and' strengthened by stakes penetrating the mass so as to keep it from spreading.

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  • Rough weirs, formed of stakes and twigs, were erected across English rivers in Saxon times for holding up the water and catching fish, and fish-traps, with iron-wire meshes and eel baskets, are still used sometimes at weirs.

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  • Rough Castle, near Falkirk, is very much smaller; it is remarkable for the astonishing strength of its turf-built and earthen ramparts and ravelins, and for a remarkable series of defensive pits, reminiscent of Caesar's lilia at Alesia, plainly intended to break an enemy's charge, and either provided with stakes to impale the assailant or covered over with hurdles or the like to deceive him.

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  • In their simplest form, they are merely a row of slender stakes of larch or other wood driven into the ground, and connected by a slight rod or fillet at top. The use of iron rails has now been almost wholly discontinued on account of metallic substances acting as powerful conductors of both heat and cold in equal extremes.

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  • The shoots are not at first lowered to the horizontal line, but are brought down gradually and tied to thin stakes; and while the tree is being formed weak shoots may be allowed to grow in a more erect position than it is ultimately intended they should occupy.

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  • For tying plants to trellises and stakes soft tarred string or raffia (the fibre from the Raphia palm of Madagascar) is used.

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  • So eminently respectable a person as John Evelyn thought no harm in bowling for stakes, and once played at the Durdans, near Epsom, for £io, winning match and money, as he triumphantly notes in his Diary for the 14th of August 1657.

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