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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWEEPSTAKES

Won the Brighton Beach overnight sweepstakes in nineteen an' four.

Sysonby himself won the Brighton sweepstakes in nineteen-four.

She was still lying at the upper end of the breakers, waiting for the Sweepstakes.

They would tie them hand and foot, and turn the Sweepstakes adrift.

He only wished that the work was done, and that he was well out to sea with the Sweepstakes.

Harry understood from this that the Sweepstakes had again escaped.

For a few minutes there was a great commotion on the deck of the Sweepstakes.

We ought to say that Tom was again master of the Sweepstakes.

The only consolation he could find was in the hope that the Sweepstakes might be speedily captured.

"I think you have won the sweepstakes, Miss White," Macleod said.

WORD ORIGIN

"prize won in a race or contest," 1773, from Middle English swepestake "one who sweeps or wins all the stakes in a game" (late 15c., as the name of one of the King's ships), from swepen "sweep" (see sweep (v.)) + stake (n.2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SWEEPSTAKES

bet

noungame of chance; money gambled
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