the stake


: a post that a person was tied to and burned on in the past as a form of punishment
Joan of Arc was burned at the stake.

Examples of the stake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Buffett has been building its stake in the insurance company since 2023, but the Securities and Exchange Commission granted special permission to keep the stake confidential. Diane Brady, Fortune, 16 May 2024 After Henry has Askew burned at the stake for heresy, his Catholic advisers attempt to convince him of Catherine’s similarly heretical leanings, setting the stage for a showdown with potentially deadly consequences. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 May 2024 Feyre and her family live in a land that is definitely probably not England in an unspecified time where voting seems not to exist, but women can speak in public without being burned at the stake. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 6 Apr. 2024 That’s what Avis Budget Group, the umbrella for both Avis and Budget car rental companies, has done to the stake of its largest investor, the hedge fund SRS Investment Management. Morgan Haefner, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2024 Credit Suisse has sought around 2 billion yuan for the entire China unit, including the stake held by Founder Securities. Cathy Chan, Fortune Asia, 26 Feb. 2024 Its shares soared as much as 55% in late trading Wednesday after the stake was disclosed. Nick Turner, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2024 The Haslam family estimates that the stake was worth $3.2 billion before the accounting change. Josh Funk, Fortune, 5 Dec. 2023 Once activated via the slide piece on the left flank of the case, the movement can either instantly strike the time on the dial in minute repeater mode or put the stake on hold until the time displayed corresponds to the scheduled alarm time. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2023

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“The stake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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