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ante

the gaming stake put up before the deal in poker by the players
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Ghana discovered oil and gas in commercial quantities in 2007, raising the ante for an economy already boosted by stable democratic governance, a vibrant private sector and an endless repertoire of successful investment stories.
Raising the ante, was the next class, a mini accumulator.
Since Obama chose not to undertake any arms-twisting, the Israelis took advantage of his low profile, continuously raising the ante.
It is certainly raising the ante in terms of the player costs, in terms of the general market place, which is not a thing that gives us a great deal of comfort in these difficult times.
They are playing it very tough and raising the ante.