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wager
 n.  something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; bet; stake
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  The wager was accepted, but not one of those who bet believed that she would do it.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V—DISTRACTIONS
2  I will wager that you are talking politics.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
3  We have made a wager--a wager which could not have been foreseen, and of which I defy anyone to divine the true cause.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 46 THE BASTION SAINT-GERVAIS
4  Gentlemen," said he, "we have been here an hour, and our wager is won; but we will be fair players.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS
5  de Busigny was the first to come and shake Athos by the hand, and acknowledge that the wager was lost.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 47 THE COUNCIL OF THE MUSKETEERS
6  You didn't have your mind on your business and I'll wager you weren't thinking about our Cause or the hospital.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  I'll wager even dowagers like Mrs. Merriwether.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
8  I'll wager you didn't know then how many pennies were in a dollar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  They were blazing as if upon a wager, giving and taking tremendous blows.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
10  I'll wager he learns more about you than you about him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER I. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
11  At the hour when the suspected man was looked for, the whelp was at the station; offering to wager that he had made off before the p.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
12  I'll wager that the black dress shows a corresponding mark to this.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
13  I would lay any wager it is about Miss Williams.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
14  She would clasp me round the neck and laugh, the while, as if I did it for a wager.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
15  He laid a wager he would tame Medeah in the space of six months.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
Example Sentence:
1  Would you care to have a small wager on the game?
2  A wager is a fool's argument.