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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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9 decided to raise the ante on the feel-good sensations that scents produce.
Israel will continue to raise the ante for as long as American administrations are willing to succumb to its wishes.
I'll raise the ante on this Mrs Frosty Knickers being (a) a total stranger to regular worship and thus (b) unaware that the adult Jesus kept strange company.