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ante

 [an´te] (L.)
preposition, before.

ante

[L.] preposition, before.
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BILLY HAMILL raised the ante on his Grand Prix title bid in Poland on Saturday night with a helping hand from World Championship leader Mark Loram.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Mastech Corporation (Nasdaq: MAST), a leading global provider of information technology (IT) services, today raised the ante in the search for IT professionals with Web-based skills by launching the eBuilder Referral Program.
This week, Arum, with help from Time-Warner, HBO's parent company, raised the ante to $11 million and lowered the number of buys to 850,000.
NYSE:HET) and Keppel Land raised the ante today in their bid for the integrated resort project at Marina Bay in Singapore, joining forces with Hollywood legend and Academy Award(R) winner James Cameron to create "iPort" -- an immersive indoor entertainment experience.
Fergal Hartley and Ken McGrath raised the ante considerably for Gerald McCarthy's side who peeled off scores to eat into Cork's lead.
The Winnipeg Jets raised the ante twice while the Ducks sat here idle and when the Ducks' turn finally came Thursday against the Stars, they folded their hand.
Marshall Field (a division of Target) raised the ante in leased departments--by including motor bikes alongside the candy and cosmetics.
Higgins never looked back, potting long and hard with consummate skill until Doherty again raised the ante by taking the last frame to keep the match alive.
Silicon Graphics has once again raised the ante in the performance poker game.
As each side tried to paint the other into a corner, Republican leaders also raised the ante Monday.
With this announcement," stated Carl Peede, president and COO, "BuzzVine has raised the ante for community Web sites and intranets.