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  • verb Present participle of stake.

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Examples

  • In truth, he was less interested in staking a fortune than in beating Shorty.

    THE STAMPEDE TO SQUAW CREEK

  • He remembered the way she had looked at him, how she had laughed when he narrated Mickey Dolan's mistake in staking the fraction on Skookum Gulch.

    Chapter XII

  • It is imperative that we not be LAST in staking our claim to the resources of the Moon.

    Changing Course - AGAIN? - NASA Watch

  • In any case, the Obama camp has wasted no time in staking a claim on the side of the righteous.

    VA Rationing, Rationale - Swampland - TIME.com

  • I was on my side taking blow after pain staking blow.

    Life*

  • Cortés wasted no time in staking a claim for God and King, ceremoniously founding a settlement on the coast that he christened Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz, in reference to the fleet's arrival on Good Friday to what he believed to be a vast land of plenty.

    The Spanish Conquest (1519-1521)

  • Cortés wasted no time in staking a claim for God and King, ceremoniously founding a settlement on the coast that he christened Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz, in reference to the fleet's arrival on Good Friday to what he believed to be a vast land of plenty.

    The Spanish Conquest (1519-1521)

  • But when it comes to President Bush's ambitious initiative to send humans back to the moon and on to Mars, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N. Y.) is all but alone in staking out a formal position -- and it's one that lends support to key aspects of the president's effort.

    More on Clinton's Space Policy - NASA Watch

  • But when it comes to President Bush's ambitious initiative to send humans back to the moon and on to Mars, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N. Y.) is all but alone in staking out a formal position -- and it's one that lends support to key aspects of the president's effort.

    NASA Watch: November 2007 Archives

  • Lewis had standard touchdown throws of 39 yards to James Hardy and 4 yards to Ray Fisher in staking the Hoosiers to a 14-0 lead.

    USATODAY.com - College Football - Indiana vs. Iowa

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