a lesser preceding a main .
. Historical Examples The old-timers and the new took their anteprandial cocktail or toddy, and hospitably invited Barclay to join. A Trooper Galahad Charles King
a that admits to a larger . a . Contemporary Examples There was a black kid waiting in the anteroom and I asked him if he would stand up for us. Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview Alex Belth February 15, 2014 When the corporate lobbyists arrived, however, […]
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Poker. a fixed but arbitrary stake put into the pot by each player before the deal. an amount of money paid in advance to insure an individual’s share in a joint business venture. Informal. an individual’s share of the total expenses incurred by a group. Informal. the price or cost of something. Poker. to put […]
before death: an antemortem confession. Historical Examples If we are to be stuffed, we prefer to have it an ante-mortem performance, don’t we, little dog? The Master-Knot of Human Fate Ellis Meredith How much better is ante-mortem charity than post-mortem beneficence. Brave Men and Women O.E. Fuller The latter is certainly much nicer to play […]