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ante

 [an´te] (L.)
preposition, before.
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Summary: Despite Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki's recent remarks that a final deal over Iran's nuclear program is close to being finalized, Iran instead upped the ante when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently instructed the country's atomic energy organization to enrich its uranium stockpile to 20 percent.
A West Australian-based chain of private clinics has upped the ante in the nurse practitioner debate by applying for permission to run a pilot scheme in which prescriptions written by nurses would attract PBS subsidies.
Tampax recently upped the ante in making women and young girls feel ashamed of their bodies with their new advertising scheme, 'Outsmart Mother Nature' (on-line at http://www.beinggirl.com/en US/funzone mother nature.jsp).
7 letter to the FCC, Verizon upped the ante by 15 more markets.
SPORE, PC, pounds 39.99 THE Sims will only get you so far when simulating life, and it's about time a game upped the ante. Spore does that and then some, taking you on an epic journey fromthe origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space.
The HM Plant Honda rider from Coventry had been well on the pace in the wet, but upped the ante as the Cheshire circuit dried, putting in a best lap of 1m 36.605secs, an average speed of 100.31mph.
It seems that British Racing Green cars are in vogue, for the similarly coloured 1956Jaguar XK140Drophead Coupe also upped the ante by making pounds 41,800, despite having under gone a conversion from left to right hand drive.
Australia upped the ante to 434 against South Africa last year, only to lose an amazing contest in Johannesburg.
FOUR Welsh MPs have upped the ante in the so-called 'green wars' at Westminster by pledging to make their homes ultra-environmentally friendly.
"Sun has once again upped the ante in enterprise infrastructure software through a powerful new portal server providing a user interface that goes beyond what is currently available today, and we have included it within all of our key software platforms at no cost providing users with a secure method of delivering composite applications and identity-based content as well as offering new self-service enhancements that will provide more control to the end user and free up valuable IT resources, making for a more satisfactory experience all around," said Tom Goguen, VP of Marketing, Software at Sun.
JIMMY DEAN, a brand of the Sara Lee Corp., has upped the ante on flavorful breakfast sausage options with its Bold Country Premium Roll Sausage line.
However, instead of retreating from competing styles and ideas, Held upped the ante, making ever-more-convoluted, colorful, vast, and hallucinatory pictures.