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1At risk.‘people's lives could be at stake’
- ‘Huge sums of money are at stake, so timing and discretion are paramount.’
- ‘How do you decide the bottom line, when people's lives or the world economy, are at stake?’
- ‘This is very depressing with the future of the world's climate at stake.’
- ‘However, those not prepared to take responsibility for what they do when drunk should be aware of what is at stake.’
- ‘The tempo of the game was at the highest point as both teams threw everything into the game with so much at stake.’
- ‘What is at stake is not just the fate of a failed technology company.’
- ‘The risks are higher, the stakes lower and the goals would be considered laughable if so many lives were not at stake.’
- ‘But with little at stake it was perhaps not surprising there was little in the way of genuine action.’
- ‘For professional huntsman Richard Emmott the Government's ban means his job and home are at stake.’
- ‘Much more is at stake in the battle which is about to get under way.’
- ‘There are people's lives at stake and our country is up to it and the people here are up to it.’
2At issue or in question.‘the logical response is to give up, but there's more at stake than logic’
- ‘The issues at stake are issues that people of faith need to confront.’
- ‘This one makes you sift through the issues at stake in the election in Britain.’
- ‘He says that there's a bigger issue at stake than simply the future of one 19th century building.’
- ‘Each has said that the cash will come in handy, but there are more important issues at stake.’
- ‘There are many issues at stake here, not least those of equity and social justice.’
- ‘There are several issues at stake here, but two stand out in particular.’
- ‘But it should not be assumed without serious consideration of the issues at stake.’
- ‘Strenuous efforts were made to inform the people of the issues at stake in the Nice Treaty.’
- ‘However, there are more fundamental questions at stake, about the very meaning of right and wrong.’
- ‘There does not seem to me to be a fundamental issue of jurisprudence at stake, but more a question of evidence.’
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