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Raise

An increase in one's wages or salary. A company may offer a raise for seniority, exceptional work performance or some other reason. Some raises are automatic, especially to account for the cost of living, while others must be requested or earned. In the UK, a raise is sometimes called a rise.
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A giant wall-mounted flat screen TV, a CD and DVD player with a selection of discs available free of charge, internet access, a king-size bed and a sumptuously appointed bathroom with a heated slate floor and a raised glass basin all add to the sense of understated luxury.
A wreath from BBC croadcast chief executive boss Will Wyatt had a note saying: "With thanks, admiration and a raised glass."
Fitted out in a rustic country style, it marries the modern and traditional with a range of ivory coloured units, a central island with rustic wicker baskets and a raised glass breakfast bar all topped off by sleek granite worksurfaces.
Three large urns placed atop raised glass tables created the illusion of cascading trees filled with twinkling candle lit lanterns.
Still, we all had a night we'd like to remember; so, here's a raised glass to that anonymous man who invented the stag night: maybe he wasn't so thick after all .
An accomplishment well worth a raised glass, you'd think.