“Oshima called at about 8:25 P.M. to say that Tokyo had decided the Council should meet Wednesday morning, after which I called de La Sablière, since France was Council president in July, to tell him that we were appropriately accommodating Japan, which had the most at stake from a threatening North Korea.”
“Huge sums of money were frequently at stake in disputes among its associates, and machines of presumably more than human incorruptibility and accuracy were therefore employed to help settle conflicting charges and claims.”
“His course of training had been about the same as Mark Anthony's, but being a year or two younger, it was thought that he had not sufficient “bottom” to risk so much money on, as was at stake on the first day.”
“So much was at stake in the fight to reclaim his crownfrom Omort the Deathless, a foe who could never be killed.”
“It also went unobserved in news circles that the millions of dollars in damages at stake in the thousands of claims pending before the Vaccine Court may have had something to do with why the IOM report had generated so much outrage.”
“The door was made of solid oak, with heavy hinges to match and a draw-bar on the outside, but against that solid battering ram propelled by four powerful men with their lives at stake it might as well have been made of plywood: the shattered door was smashed completely off its hinges and the wine-press, released at the last moment, went cartwheeling through the doorway into the darkness beyond.”
“There was also a clear understanding that the authority of the United Nations was at stake – a point also made by the UN Secretary General, Mr Annan.”
“In Beijing, the consultations took place only a week before the Bush-Jiang Zemin Summit meeting in Crawford, so a lot was at stake for both sides.”
“However, there is more at stake than personal differences and everyone here has been exceedingly forebearing with your whimsies and little schemes.”
“On the surface, the questions at stake in the elections were, the privileges of the Dissenters and the respective rights of the Lords and the Commons in the matter of Money Bills.”
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