Origin of wager
OTHER WORDS FROM wagerwa·ger·er, nounre·wa·ger, verb, nounsu·per·wa·ger, nounun·wa·gered, adjective
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How to use wager in a sentence
After all, states have bet big on betting and, in most cases, are still waiting for the long-shot wager to pay off.Sports gambling could be the pandemic’s biggest winner|Jonathan D. Cohen|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
When bets are structured this way, if you win one, the likelihood of winning the next wager increases.We Tried To Predict Which Word Amanda Gorman Would Say First At The Super Bowl|Josh Hermsmeyer|February 3, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Alas, the ships are late, the wager falls apart, and the merchant has to pay up.The cloud of impeachment hangs over the markets—even Bitcoin is sinking|Bernhard Warner|January 11, 2021|Fortune
With vaccines the wager is much simpler—it is indeed more like Pascal’s original wager.Vaccines Are the Safest Medical Procedure We Have. Make Your Wager Wisely - Facts So Romantic|Stuart Firestein|December 29, 2020|Nautilus
So here are few things to keep in mind as you go about making your wagers this week — or even just trying to impress your friends.Masters picks: The best bets to put on the green jacket|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Since Nestdrop continues to do so as of this writing, they wager a tense gamble that the odds will be in their favor.Days Are Numbered for Nestdrop, LA’s ‘Uber for Weed’|Justin Hampton|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I would wager that Sherrard would agree on the need to address income inequality.
He developed a heuristic for betting on Daily Doubles (which resulted in a wager of $5, the minimum allowed).How I Taught Arthur Chu to Be the ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ Everyone Loves to Hate|Keith Williams|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A messenger bettor is a person who places a wager for the benefit of another for compensation.Las Vegas Betting Scandal Earns $5.5 Million Fine but the Boss Walks|John L. Smith|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It seems incongruous that such a self-styled truth teller should wager his liberty on a godfather like Correa.Ecuador Needs U.S. Aid. Will They Risk It All with Snowden?|Mac Margolis|June 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sir Herbert's squire, Thomas du Bois, joined in his master's confident wager.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
I am not only sure he hasn't, but I would wager that he wants to change her grave simply in order to have one more look at her.Camille (La Dame aux Camilias)|Alexandre Dumas, fils
Ill wager that he sees a way to make money out of Lil Pendleton, or he wouldnt stand for it.
Ill wager that greasy foreigner has got a wife and ten childrenand neglects them.
Such a contract may be a wager, which is forbidden by law, or it may be legal, as we shall soon learn.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles