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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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This alarmingly sounds off a nastier wave of rights abuses, that's why women and advocates need to raise the ante of campaign for human rights," Brosas said in a statement.
And even considering the administration's trade war with China over Beijing's predatory practices in high-tech industries and even after imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from America's closest allies, Trump's auto tariffs raise the ante substantially: The U.S.
Its immediate aim is to raise the ante against Pakistan by continually violating the LoC ceasefire agreement and deflect Pakistan's and the international community's attention from the situation in the disputed Himalayan territory of Kashmir.
Turkey's objective is to raise the ante through naval moves and strong-worded rhetoric and the Cyprus government appears caught in two minds about how to respond.
Oman LNG will raise the ante in their community engagement efforts through the "Harah" project; funding the establishment of three multipurpose outdoor facilities for the Wilayat of Sur and neighbouring communities.
The missiles were pulled back to their home base after the drills, but the deployment clearly served as a demonstration of the military's readiness to quickly raise the ante in case of crisis.