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I just got a raise of over 50 cents an hourThe government has just announced that it is going to raise the minimum wage in our state to $8.00 an hour.

I just got a raise of over 50 cents an hour.

If you know the answer, please raise your hand.

Jackie Kennedy once said that if you don't raise your children well, whatever else you do well doesn't matter very much.

We had to wait before going into town because the bridge into the city had been raised to let a boat out of the harbor.

My aunt and uncle raise chickens for the fresh eggs.

Most fathers these days take a greater role in the raising of their children than fathers of past generations.

There is a Yoruba proverb which observes that it takes a whole village to raise a child.

There is a Chinese proverb which observes that to understand your parents' love, you must raise children yourself.

In November 2000, pop star Elton John raised more than $615,000 for his AIDS foundation through the sale of some of his clothes.

The Romans were so fond of eating certain kinds of mice that the upper classes raised them to be eaten.

Dutch immigrants used lotteries to raise money for New York's poor as early as 1655.

Contrary to popular belief, alcohol lowers rather than raises the body temperature.

The very existence of the islands of the Maldives are threatened by global warming, which results in the raising of sea levels.

Cows are raised by farmers in Burundi, but are generally not eaten because the slaughter of a cow reduces one's visible wealth.

The British flag was first raised on Hong Kong island in January of 1841.

Find someone who has gotten a raise at work in the past year.

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