Careful Words

stake (n.)

stake (v.)

stake (adv.)

I am tied to the stake, and I must stand the course.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): King Lear. Act iii. Sc. 7.

Rightly to be great

Is not to stir without great argument,

But greatly to find quarrel in a straw

When honour's at the stake.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act iv. Sc. 4.