An honorable Congress knows in its bones that the full faith of the United States of America is at stake.
At stake right now is not who wins the next election -– after all, we just had an election.
But giving both a stake in the same system will make it less likely either would feel it beneficial to jump ship and go it alone.
Pulitzer became the president of the company, her husband vice president, and Collins the secretary with a 25 percent stake.
After September 11, 2001, much more was at stake in the international arena than your presidential dream.
It was the greatness of the prize at stake that justified the cost.
We'll land that stake; an' p'raps the sharp division'll take a tumble.
Dodds would have sent him to the stake without an opportunity for recantation.
I looked down—at a broken wicket and a withered apple by the stake.
Burrell, however, had too much at stake tamely to relinquish his purpose.
"pointed stick or post," Old English staca, from Proto-Germanic *stakon (cf. Old Norse stiaki, Dutch staak, German stake), from PIE root *steg- "pole, stick." The Germanic word has been borrowed in Spanish (estaca), Old French (estaque), and Italian stacca) and was borrowed back as attach. Meaning "post upon which persons were bound for death by burning" is recorded from c.1200. Stake-body as a type of truck is attested from 1907. In pull up stakes, "The allusion is to pulling up the stakes of a tent" [Bartlett].
early 14c., "to mark (land) with stakes," from stake (n.1). Hence, to stake a claim (1857). Meaning "to risk, wager" is attested from 1520s, probably from notion of "post on which a gambling wager was placed," though Weekley suggests "there is a tinge of the burning or baiting metaphor" in this usage. Meaning "to maintain surveilance" (usually stake out) is first recorded 1942, American English colloquial, probably form earlier sense of "mark off territory." Related: Staked; staking.
The group of unescorting males at a dance, thought of as a line beside the floor, studying the women as possible dance partners (1934+)