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They took a 40% stake in the company last year.
Coca-Cola has a majority stake in the company.
He has a huge stake in making the peace process work.
He liked gambling, but only for small stakes.
With such high stakes, the atmosphere was tense.
The Americans have raised the stakes in a bitter fight over imports.
Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake in 1431.
the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot
Who are the main contenders in the party leadership stakes?
They’re running neck and neck in the popularity stakes.