n. something deposited, laid, or hazarded on the event of a contest or an unsettled question; bet; stake
Would you care to have a small wager on the game?
Sentence in Classic:
Candide, in listening to all their adventures, was reminded of what the old woman had said to him in their voyage to Buenos Ayres, and of her wager that there was not a person on board the ship but had met with very great misfortunes.
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 Context
Failing of which, we do pronounce to you, that we hold ye as robbers and traitors, and will wager our bodies against ye in battle, siege, or otherwise, and do our utmost to your annoyance and destruction.
As long as they were within the circle of the camp, the four friends did not exchange one word; besides, they were followed by the curious, who, hearing of the wager, were anxious to know how they would come out of it.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Alfred was greatly exasperated; but I told him that it was his own fault, and laid him any wager that I could break the man; and finally it was agreed that, if I caught him, I should have him to experiment on.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe Context
I walked as if for a wager, mile after mile, till a turn brought me in view of the Heights; but no Catherine could I detect, far or near.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context